Stats don’t show enough

Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing has some great figures I want to share.
They show datasets which are identical over a number of statistical properties, yet produce dissimilar graphs, are frequently used to illustrate the importance of graphical representations when exploring data.

As a geo-scientists, I always like to have a detailed map of the terrain 😉
As mentioned on my home page :

“If the map doesn’t agree with the ground the map is wrong”

Gordon Livingston – Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

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