Clearer bar charts

When I look at economics papers and reports, the graphical presentations have hardly changed. This is despite a sizeable change in the tools available to us to provide clearer graphs.

To illustrate what I mean take a look at this animated gif presentation. It is very compelling.

2 Replies to “Clearer bar charts”

  1. As a color-blind person, I’d love to see something like this done for line charts. There are some pretty easy ways to make those color-blind friendly and yet no one seems to do it.

  2. Take a look at Stephen Few’s work, he’s got loads of advice for better visualization of information. Unfortunatly, most scientific paper writers don’t have any of that knowledge to better present data.

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