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Jack

The point you missed from the baby chart is that the baby was more likely to be overweight from mothers who gained both more and less than the recommended amount. Also, weight gain during pregnancy is higher and has much higher variance than the weight of the baby itself.

jlbriggs

Jack - those are good points, but not much of that information is communicated in the terrible chart, and what is there is communicated poorly.

That Kaiser missed the point of the data is pretty much the point about how bad the chart is...

garsky

A bigger sin in the basketball chart: misspelling Dwyane Wade's name.

Gabe

The basketball chart shows the typical spot on the floor for each position. It's standard convention in basketball circles and I had no problem understanding it.

Corinne

The graphic of the city behind the first line chart seems like a terrible design choice to me - at first glance I assumed the skyline was supposed to be graphing something else.

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