3478. Weight Report Sanity Checks using Information Graphics


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David Tellet: 3478. Weight Report Sanity Checks using Information Graphics. 2009.



This paper presents methods of performing ‘sanity checks’ on weight reports using un-traditional information graphics. The paper discusses using bubble plots and treemaps to look at three digit weights by group and three digit weights by weight maturity levels. Comparisons of pie charts with dotcharts are discussed along with other statistical graphics such as triangle plots, stars plots, and sparklines, all of which can be used to identify potential problem areas and can be used to compare one quarterly weight report with another. The use of animated graphics is briefly discussed with regard to quickly identifying trends.


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