The best set of infographics ever

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15 Responses to “The best set of infographics ever”

  1. Wild Rumpus says:

    Don’t forget the relationship between pirates and global temperature! *ramen*

  2. tylerkaraszewski says:

    Oops. My daughter’s middle name is Ava. Sorry everyone.

  3. Todd Tavares says:

    Ava is the lagging variable.  I think you have causation reversed

  4. gibbon1 says:

    One the other hand if I hear another pencil neck or proto-neck beard remind me of that I’m going to lose it.  All it does is betray the utters snug ignorance.

    It’s very very simple.  If your observability is crap, your correlations are also crap, just noise.  No big astounding insight there.  If however your observability is good then your correlation(s) represent a signal, data, whatever.  If you have extremely good observability then a single solitary observation may be iron clad proof of whatever.

  5. professor says:

    What about the correlation between infographics and internet stupidity?

  6. jbhelfrich says:

    Anyone want to place bets on the time until some right wing mouthpiece references this BW article as evidience that scientists are increasing the global temperature to increase their research budgets?

  7. scatterfingers says:

    The only word I can think of to describe the name “Ava” is the word “gauche”.

    It’s spoiled by association for me, thought.

  8. Bodhipaksa says:

    I’m not up on statistics, but none of these graphs indicates to my untrained eye the slightest hint even of correlation. Comments from statisticians, please?

  9. Øyvind says:

    I never trusted her.

  10. karger says:

    The dangers of pedagogy: I decided to
    play with Google correlate to show how correlation is different from
    causation. I downloaded personal spending on durable goods from data.gov http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=9&step=1 and asked what search terms correlated. Top result (correlation 0.93): “orchard credit card”:
    Durable Goods Personal Expendiatures – Google Correlate

  11. sgtdoom says:

    There’s correlation and substantive and pertinent correlation, such as the several recovered black boxes from those aircraft involved in the 9/11/01 attacks, thanks to persistent FOIA  requests from the Pilots/911 organization, which clearly demonstrate that no hijacking ever occurred (aircrew cabin never having been breached as the black boxes track opening and closing of various doors on aircraft.

    Now that’s correlative.

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