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Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2040: Sibling-in-law
Replies: 52
Views: 11478

Re: 2040: Sibling-in-law

Second: on The Dick Van Dyke Show, it was mentioned fairly often that Mel Cooley was Alan Brady's brother-in-law (with strong implications that this was the only reason he had become the show's producer). What was not often made clear was whether Mel was married to Alan's sister, or Alan married to...
by bottles
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 11428

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

Bad graph. Replace bar chart with scatterplot of deliberation time vs. cost of product. In my case, I suspect the items I've spent the most time comparing and perseverating over microfeatures are things I ended up deciding I really didn't need to buy anyway. Edited: (links removed in case i'm still...
by bottles
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"
Replies: 21
Views: 6375

Re: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"

In other words, my explanation for the phenomenon (which I'm not convinced exists, but whatever) isn't that graphing became too easy, but too hard. I still can't use gnuplot without a bottle of Valium. Likely a matter of education likely . I haven't really learned doing proper graphs by hand to beg...
by bottles
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"
Replies: 21
Views: 6375

Re: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"

Reka wrote:I don't get where MSPaint enters into this: surely anyone who's using Powerpoint would have Excel available to them, and would use Excel to generate the charts?


That's a really lovely worldview.

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