Graphing and visualising data

I came across this today…

Top Ten Worst Graphs – http://www.biostat.wisc.edu/~kbroman/topten_worstgraphs/

…which got me thinking about data visualisation for scientific papers, posters and talks. This is another one of those things that isn’t taught to scientists, but really should be, as it really affects the impact and credibility of a study. I know I spend a lot of time on my figures – maybe too much? – but it’s a really crucial aspect of communicating research.

So, here are some more visualisation ideas:

And, crucially, colour schemes that work for different kinds of data (Cynthia Brewer)

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