The Minard Paradox

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dc.contributor.author Murrell, Paul en
dc.coverage.spatial Brisbane en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-14T22:56:36Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41408 en
dc.description.abstract Charles Joseph Minard's depiction of Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaignmight be described as the best statistical graphic ever drawn ... byhand. Minard did not have the benefit of modern computer technologyto help with his drawing; he did not have the option of importing aGoogle map tile; and he probably did not even consider the possibilityof interactive tooltips. However, there are aspects of what Minardproduced by hand that are very challenging for modern graphicalsoftware, particularly the thick bands that represent the size ofNapolean's army over time. This talk will describe the 'vwline'package for R and explore some of the interesting challenges thatarise when attempting to render variable-width lines with software. en
dc.relation.ispartof useR! 2018 en
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dc.title The Minard Paradox en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://user2018.r-project.org/ en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Oral Presentation en
pubs.elements-id 747927 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Statistics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-16 en


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