Line plots

  • Author: R. Allan Reese
  • Published: Jun 21, 2006 - From issue: Volume 3 Issue 2 (June 2006)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2006.00169.x

You can see line plots or line graphs in any quality newspaper most days, presenting business data. Even the downmarket papers use them occasionally to illustrate trends. They are so common that we might assume that they are well understood. Most spreadsheets and statistical packages can produce them with ease. But all is not as it seems. R. Allan Reese explains the pitfalls.

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