How to make figures that don't suck?

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  • How to make figures that dont suck?

  • Dont do this!

  • Do this!

  • Ask Edward Tufte

  • Ask Edward Tufte

    The Visual Display Of Quantitative Information

  • 10 simple rules

  • 1. know your audience

  • 2. identify your message

  • 2.1 salience to relevance

  • 2.2 tell a story

  • 3. adapt to the medium

  • 4. use captions

  • 5. dont trust the defaults

  • 6. use colour (effectively)

  • 6.1 use shapes (instead)

  • 7. do not mislead

  • 8. avoid junk

  • 9. message > beauty

  • 10. get the right tools

  • How to make figures that dont suck?

  • 1. know your audience 2. identify your message 3. adapt to the medium 4. use captions 5. dont trust the defaults

    6. use colour 7. do not mislead 8. avoid junk 9. message > beauty 10. get the right tools

  • Rougier et al. (2014). Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures. PLoS Comput Biol 10(9): e1003833.

    35 Points of View columns in Nature Methods

    ggplot theme for publication ready Plots (https://rpubs.com/Koundy/71792)

    Tufte EG (1983) The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press.

    Doumont JL (2009) Trees, maps, and theorems. Brussels: Principiae.

    https://rpubs.com/Koundy/71792