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

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:34:32 +0100

Marc Schwartz wrote:
> 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...

Wrong gender, isn't it?

At least(?) they are not replicating the classic example from "How to Lie with Statistics" where the cows grow proportionally in all three dimensions.

>
> Regards,
>
> Marc Schwartz

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