16 Jul '14, 6am

5 Rules For Making Graphs

As is evident from this post, I'm a huge fan of xkcd style plots. I think they're kind of adorable for blog posts, but that's about the only place they're useful. Sometimes they can be worked into a presentation and sometimes they just won't go over well, and creating for the audience is key. Pay attention to fontstyles, linestyles, point sizes, line weights, font sizes, anything else that's a part of how the graph looks rather than the information in it, because those read very differently in a paper, a presentation, and on the web.

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