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Common statistical interpretation mistakes

Statistics is a game of subtleties, and you lose when you don’t pay attention to the details. Here are a handful of common mistakes when interpreting the numbers. In a nutshell: You get into trouble when you assume and ignore. Tags: causation, correlation, noise, pitfalls

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Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are a lot of "rules" for visualization. Some are actual rules, and some are suggestions to help you make choices. Many of the former can be broken, if that's what the data dictates and you know what you're doing. But, there are rules — usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way — that you shouldn't break. When they are, everyone loses. This is...

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