Bars vs. Lollipops (vs. Dot Plots)

Examples of 3 chart types, presented as candy. The Y-Axis represents silliness and, in the case of the bar chart, each bar’s height represents its own violation of the data-ink-ratio principle.

This was the cover-image for an experiment-writeup, exploring efficacy of different chart types by a/b testing on Mechanical Turk.

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