Volume 95 Issue 29 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Mayo Clinic researcher says you’re using bar graphs wrong

Physiologist Tracey Weissgerber is on a mission to convince biomedical researchers to present data in a more informative way
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: informatics, statistics, data visualization, bar graphs

If you’re a biomedical researcher and you’re using bar graphs to plot continuous data, Tracey L. Weissgerber has one word for you: “Stop.”

Weissgerber, a physiologist at Mayo Clinic, is on a crusade to change the way biomedical scientists and others who work with biological samples present their data. She’s especially keen for people to trade bar graphs for other types of plots that reveal, rather than obscure, the underlying data points . . .

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