The Government are very keen on amassing statistics—they collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams.
Chapter 11 discusses drawing graphics for displaying the information in time series.
Graphic displays are excellent for showing time series data and they are used extensively. Several of Playfair’s graphics are of time series, and his displays of Balance of Trade data are well known [Playfair, 2005]. An example was shown in Figure 10.6. Economic and financial data are obvious applications for time series, but weather data, sports performances, and sales results all involve time series data too.
Graphics are particularly ...