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Dotplot on xkcd

There’s a nice example of a dotplot on xkcd today.  Hand drawn lines aside, it’s well drawn.  The only obvious thing wrong with it is the scale.  If you’re going to log-transform your data, then the axes labels should show the untransformed amounts.  So the numbers -17 to -5 along the top x-axis should really be e^-17 to e^-5, or even better, number that are based 10, because they are much easier to understand.  For example, compare:

“Stochastic is used e to the power 14 times as often as f*cking stochastic.”

“Stochastic is used 10 to the power 6 times as often as f*cking stochastic.”

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