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look at the techdirt link, not the twitter one

the graph being critiqued:


this is the "corrected" graph from the WSJ:



and here's the corrected-corrected graph:

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fwiw, I don't think y-axes =have= to start at 0.

I think the WSJ graph is just fine
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fwiw, I don't think y-axes =have= to start at 0.

I think the WSJ graph is just fine
Agreed. So long as your graph clearly communicates that the spot one might think is zero, ain't, no problem.
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fwiw, I don't think y-axes =have= to start at 0.

I think the WSJ graph is just fine
I agree that the y-axis does not always have to start at zero. But I disagree about theh WSJ graph being just fine. The corrected WSJ graph is fine only if you pay close attention to the y-axis numbers. But this is a pretty picture and a whole lot of people ignore the numbers when looking at pretty pictures. If the y-axis numbers were ignored or removed, then the graph looks like we go from next to nothing up to a whole lot. They could have just as easily created that graph with the max of the y-axis to be a quadrillion and the line would look very flat...but they didn't because they're trying to exaggerate the slope of the line. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the slope can be misleading when we play games with the y-axis.
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Here's an interesting interactive:
http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/20...-marries-whom/

Sure enough--I always figured we actuaries love our data, but I didn't realize how much.
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Am I reading this right...

Female actuaries that marry same-sex tend to marry carpenters, and male actuaries that marry same-sex tend to marry fitness instructors?
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Am I reading this right...

Female actuaries that marry same-sex tend to marry carpenters, and male actuaries that marry same-sex tend to marry fitness instructors?

Seems logical
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Female actuaries that marry same-sex tend to marry carpenters, and male actuaries that marry same-sex tend to marry fitness instructors?
i was wondering the same thing.
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fwiw, I don't think y-axes =have= to start at 0.

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if they did, every single site that displays market data would be very wrong.
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1. Graphs were way cooler 100 years ago - almost works of art.
Not just almost, they are works of art.
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