## Posts Tagged ‘The Economist’

Statistics are amazing. They can tell you anything. In fact, given a data set, you can find statistics that can conclude absolutely anything you want, regardless of the data itself. And then you can display the results neatly in a graph, in order to convey your point concisely and clearly. Bearing that in mind, today […]

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Tags: Capital Punishment, Death Row, Graphs, Mathematics & Statistics, Misleading Statistics, Statistics, The Economist

### Of tuna and toilets

28May08

Last week’s Correspondent’s Diary in the Economist came from Tokyo, and explored the wonders of Japanese food. It’s an interesting read for me, as all the locations mentioned are in Tokyo, and thus offer a contrast to the restaurants and cafes in my little corner of Wakayama prefecture. Sushi, of course, is ubiquitous in Japan. […]

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Tags: Food, Japan, Restaurants, Sushi, The Economist, Toilets, Tokyo, Tsukiji

## Some pie charts, of questionable utility

The Economist has another example of a graph that tells the viewer, well, nothing. Last time it was due to comparisons between data sets which weren’t really comparable. This time, it’s an odd choice of data to start with. Apparently, trade diversity is important. My study of economics did not go beyond A-level, but I’m […]

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Tags: Exports, Graphs, Mathematics & Statistics, Misleading Statistics, The Economist, Trade