Chapter 14. Techniques of graphical analysis
This chapter covers
- Iteration and transformation
- Changing appearance to improve perception
- Reminders for presentation graphics
In this chapter, I want to show you some more specialized techniques that are helpful when analyzing data graphically. We’ll look at a few examples in more detail, so that I can explain the different steps and the rationale behind them.
There are a few overarching ideas I want to convey here. First and foremost is the importance of iteration: the need to plot data, learn something about it, and plot it again in a different manner, until we’ve learned whatever was possible from it.
Another theme in this chapter is the importance of transformations, either mathematical ...