Here is how to improve your charts, graphs, maps, and plots:
Erase non-data ink.
Erase redundant data ink.
Maximize the ratio of data to ink.
Show data variation, not design variation.
The surface area of graphical elements should be directly proportio... [Read more...]
extrapolation and interpolation
The most important lesson I learned from this book: regression is reliable for interpolation, but not for extrapolation. Even further, your observations really need to cover the whole gamut of causal variables, inter... [Read more...]
In a world in which the price of calculation continues to decrease rapidly, but the price of theorem proving continues to hold steady or increase, elementary economics indicates that we ought to spend a larger and larger fraction of our time on calculation.1 Over the next ten years, I hope ... [Read more...]
Every year, I single out what I think are the Top Five open source projects. This year, there's only one hold-over from previous years, and it's likely that I'm just going to give it a Lifetime Achievement Award and pick five others next year. 5. NetBe... [Read more...]