When Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year, robert Kosara at Eager Eyes called it "A Nobel Prize for Charts". Now the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien, for green fluorescent protein (GFP). I think that counts as another prize for graphical display of information:
Why line charts are better than area charts - Kaiser Fung (Junkcharts; Principal Analytics Prep) explains why line charts are preferable to area charts, using an example of a Dow Jones index chart.
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