Talk on “How to display data badly”
These are slides for a talk that I give as often as possible, because
This was inspired by Howard Wainer's article, whose title I stole:
H Wainer (1984) How to display data badly American Statistician
A recent PDF is
A whole bunch of older versions of the slides are at
my UW–Madison webpage,
the censored version.
directory contains the R code to make the (generally nicer) figures,
plus Excel files in which the uglier figures were made.
directory contains only the Excel-based figures; the R-based figures
are not included in the respository.
There's also slides of the
“Top Ten Worst Graphs”
The needed figures are not in this repository, but are available
I also have a third set of slides, “More on data visualization,”
with further advice on developing data visualizations. [pdf here]
Also see the combined pdf.
branch contains a version I gave (remotely) to the Graphics Working
Group in the Department of Statistics,
Iowa State University.
branch contains a version I gave in a manuscript writing workshop for
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
branch contains a version I gave to the
Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
To the extent possible under law,
has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to
“How to display data badly”.
This work is published from the United States.