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Junk Charts

Kaiser Fung's blog. Recycling chartjunk as junk art. Data visualization criticism.

  • By Kaiser Fung
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly three posts per month
  • First post on

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May 2023 5
Jun 2023 3
Jul 2023 4
Aug 2023 2
Sep 2023 0
Oct 2023 0
Nov 2023 0
Dec 2023 0
Jan 2024 0
Feb 2024 3
Mar 2024 5
Apr 2024 1
May 2024 2

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Most recent posts

Chart without an axis
When it comes to global warming, most reports cite a single number such as an average temperature rise of Y degrees by year X. Most reports also claim the existence of a consensus within scientists. …
On , by junkcharts, 351 words
One doesn't have to plot raw data
Visual Capitalist chose a treemap to show us where gold is produced (link): The treemap is embedded into a brick of gold. Any treemap is difficult to read, mostly because some block are vertical, others …
On , by junkcharts, 225 words
Aligning V and Q by way of D
In the Trifecta Checkup (link), there is a green arrow between the Q (question) and V (visual) corners, indicating that they should align. This post illustrates what I mean by that. I saw the following …
On , by junkcharts, 528 words