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Wednesday, 29 June, 2011

Bad Charts On Wikipedia
(with comments)

Jorge Cameos urges everyone to Change Bad Charts in the Wiikipedia.

Corporate annual reports and the Wikipedia are two great resources to find really bad charts. We can’t do much about corporate reports, but we can actually change the Wikipedia articles. So, here is an assignment for you: find a bad chart and replace it with one that actually makes sense from a data visualization point of view.

Here's an example, from List of U.S. states and territories by population.

bad pie


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  1. By Phos..... Comment posted 29-Jun-2011 @09:39am:
    Tufteites, get to work!
  2. By Ense. Comment posted 29-Jun-2011 @09:47am:
    Truly awful. Thee all shades of brown pie chart was funny. I was gonna recommend Tufte as well.
  3. By YetAnotherDave. Comment posted 29-Jun-2011 @12:39pm:
    I like it ... psychedelic, man!
  4. By Wendy!. Comment posted 29-Jun-2011 @03:37pm:
    Pretty for art class!
    True story: I once said you cannot show how something changes over time with a pie chart.
    The answer: That's ok the Pie chart looks better and matches the other charts.
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