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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ohio State’s Season Was A Crazy Outlier

Source: FiveThirtyEight
Author: Andrew Flowers
Best Practices:
  • Excellent use of color
  • Clear title, subtitle, and axis labels
  • Square size, which is perfect for a scatterplot
  • Making the zero line bolder than the other axis lines
  • Good use of annotations only where needed
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Remove the gray background on the image, though I realize that’s the FiveThirtyEight style

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