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Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Lord Hydronium posted:

It was supposed to be a take on this graph:



Just completely botched in execution in every way.

The political maps thread had a long discussion on the many ways in which this was a better graph then the Florida one, but tldr, don't turn your histogram into a line graph, and don't flip your charts y axis upside down without a drat good reason.

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Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Peanut President posted:

I'm tired. This one isn't clicking.

They really should have had shelf life as the Y axis because your brain interprets larger bar as better, when on this graph its the smallest bar that has the largest shelf life.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Are they trying to make it look like that vase/faces optical illusion?

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Magic Hate Ball posted:

"Ow! This one's really hot!"
"EAT FAST!"

Its literally correlation =/= causation.jgp.

It probably the best example I could point to off the top of my head for how the correlation between two variable stays the same when you swap the x and y axis, and why that's usually a terrible idea.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Pneub posted:

It's supposed to look like blood dripping down for dramatic effect. No one in the political maps thread figured that out?

That would be said very good reason for flipping the Y axis, the one the Florida graph doesn't have, due to failing to look dripping blood.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Mr.Radar posted:

This definitely isn't the worst offender, but it also definitely belongs here:

Source

Ah yes HCMPGHP, the well know OBPS of the car world

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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I want to know how declaring war on the soviet union improved Germany's odds of winning in the short term.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Foxhound posted:

Gradients are a hate crime.

People with working eyeballs are not a protected class in the eyes of the law.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Boiled Water posted:

Warlords are kinda feudal lords but we’ve had less time to romanticize them.

Na feudalism is more when warlords have so much land that they realise they need to subcontract parts of it other sub-warlords. Then they realise they need some sort of rules to stop those sub-warlords from just taking everything by force the way they did. Slapping a thin coat of legidimacy and stability onto a house built out of violent conquest and anarchy.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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I'm pretty sure looking at that chart actuly causes civilian casualties, in the form of major retinal trauma.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Uncoronated members of a royal family hold princely titles, not royal ones. Lucina, Corin, Bowser jr, and the Princesses need to get their pretentious asses down to nobility tier.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Byzantine posted:

Peach is pretty clearly the reigning monarch. Maybe it's a traditional thing.

As far as we know she could just as easily be regent of the mushroom kingdom while the actual monarch is unavailable do to unstated reasons. Which would make her the ruler of the mushroom kingdom while still being a princess.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Interestly despite having one if not more literal gods on the roster, no smash bros character holds an emperor level title.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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What's the packing efficiency of Switzerlands?

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Suspicious Dish posted:

this rendition is missing the ever-important "Copyright © Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce"



When you want a cool symbol for your flag but all you have is the spray paint tool in ms paint.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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jjack229 posted:

Seems like a lot of work to avoid a straightforward bar graph.

Infographics.txt

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Aww yes, the donkey, a well know international symbol of socialism, clearly there was no better choice to represent this ideology.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Edgar Allen Ho posted:

The continents are North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, India, Australasia, and Antarctica.

If were going by continental plates don't forget Arabia, Caribbia, Nazca, and Pacifica.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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how_boomers_see_milienials.jpg

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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How does a country manage to go past total planed economy on a chart of "economic freedom". Introducing the 110% planned economy, now regulating activities that don't even exist yet.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Aleph Null posted:

What's wrong with this one?

That's a normal distribution, the height is a measure of of the likelihood of finding data at that value. The area between two vertical lines is the probability that a random sample will be within that range, The area between two vertical lines is essentially meaningless.

It's like cutting a square out of pie chart then making a chart of how much area of square each color on the pie chart takes up. Its accurate, but it doesn't tell you anything.

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Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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It's not often you get a graph that violates the laws of both logic, mathematics, and color theory at the same time.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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If your going to be that misleading with your Y axis why not go all the way and use kelvin, you coward.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Did you know the leading cause of death among medieval and early modern map makers was gouging their own eyes out to try to make the pain stop.

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Where do we put the gun that shoots swords at people?

Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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If I used words other people also understood how could they be "my words"?

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Vorpal Cat
Mar 19, 2009

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Memento posted:



Just sayin'

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