Table versus graph display of data

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Table versus graph display of data

Postby Joseph Malkevitch » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:05 am

Dear Colleagues,

I am a big fan of using examples to get dramatic messages across. This example shows the value of graphing data sets (artificial ones in this case) to show make a point. In this case the 4 data sets have the same mean and variance, but as the graphs show they are very different.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anscombe%27s_quartet

This example, of my design, shows 5 different (artificial elections) where different election decision methods yield different winners. It is not the best person who wins, but the winner is a "function" of what decision method is used to count the votes:

https://www.york.cuny.edu/~malk/gamethe ... nners.html

Regards,

Joe
Joseph Malkevitch
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York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451

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