Re: [Rd] snark of the day: new "features" (??) in Mathematica 7

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_me.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:07:37 -0600

On Jan 11, 2010, at 11:00 AM, Douglas Bates wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Ben Bolker <bolker_at_ufl.edu> wrote:
>
>> who wants to write rgl code to do these?
>
>> http://tinyurl.com/yzojfn2
>> http://tinyurl.com/ylrz2p8
>
>> :-)
>
> I think that on this one we should follow Nancy Reagan's advice and
> "Just say no".
>
> I wonder if they have read Tufte's descriptions of "chart junk". If
> so they missed the point that chart junk isn't a good thing.

There is a certain irony in their using cows for symbols in the second chart...

Regards,

Marc Schwartz



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