Week 10: Figures for Science Communication

Graphs and figures are not exclusive to science. They are used widely in general society as well. This week, we will explore a variety of examples of good and bad data visualization, to get a sense of how figures are used in general communication.

Lecture Topics

  • Good and interesting plots versus bad plots in public media
  • Common causes of bad plots
  • A brief tutorial to creating animations and annotations


Code and Data

Lecture slides

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