Monday, April 25, 2011

What a Difference a Graph Makes

I've previously made a case for plotting your data before you model them. But not all graphs are created equal. In this regard, I liked Nick Gruen's re-working of Paul Krugman's graph on the tax burden in the U.S. Same data - opposite conclusion! Take a look at Nick's posting,  'Zombie Tax Lies' at the Australian site,

The Devil is in the details!

p.s.: Thanks to Sinclair Davidson for letting me know that the re-drawn graph actually originated with him - see the coments to this posting.

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