Re: [R] Thinking about using two y-scales on your plot?

From: Jan T. Kim <jtk_at_cmp.uea.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:21:51 +0000

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 05:29:38PM -0500, hadley wickham wrote:
> Please read this first:
> http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/dual-scaled_axes.pdf

Thanks for this pointer, interesting read. As an additional alternative to dual scales, le'ts not forget about scatterplots, which I didn't see mentioned in that paper -- frequently, when you're stuck because you can't dispense with either y-axis, it's easy to forget the option to do without your current x-axis... ;-)

Best regards, Jan

> It's a reasoned discussion of why it's a bad idea and proposes some
> alternative methods.
>
> Another good article is:
> K. W. Haemer. Double scales are dangerous. The American Statistician,
> 2(3):24?24, 1948.
>
> People have been advising dual-axis plots for (at least) 60 years!
>
> Hadley
>
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