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Unformatted text preview: Wednesday January 12, 2011 Last time: Overview of Course; Syllabus; Intro Graph History Today: Graph Principles; Examples; Types of Data Next Time: Lab 1: Intro R Announcements: No class Mon 1/17 (MLK) First HW will go up on Blackboard this afternoon; due Wed 1/19 12:30pm in class (Digital Dropbox not necessary) Lab assignments will be sent over e-mail; Friday 12:30-1:20 Cyert 100/Hunt Near, Far Were working on the waitlist situation; not everyone is going to get in the class Rebecca Nugent, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011 1 Graphics and their Goals (from Tufte) Graphics- visually display measured quantities by combining points, lines, coordinate system, numbers, symbols, words, shading, color Goals: show data induce viewer to think about substance rather than graphical methodology avoid distorting the data present many numbers in small space make large data sets more coherent encourage comparison of different pieces of data...
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