1967: Violin Plots

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Violin Plots
Strictly speaking, 'violin' refers to the internal structure of the data. The external portion visible in the plot is called the 'viola.'
Title text: Strictly speaking, 'violin' refers to the internal structure of the data. The external portion visible in the plot is called the 'viola.'


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Wow, a new low for Randall. 10:44, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

For someone from the other side of the globe this looks like a new high... (posted after I could stop laughing) 11:12, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes it has been way too long since he last made one of these :D See for instance 136: Science Fair, and of course alle these categories: Penis, Fleshlights and generally just Sex.--Kynde (talk) 13:21, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
So you're saying... Randall went down on this one? 02:59, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Wonder if Friday's comic (or maybe already a tomorrow Thursday release) will be about the as of today late Stephen Hawking? I hope so considering Randall's earlier Tributes. Just got a Facebook reminder yesterday that it was three years ago the he posted this comic (and I posted it on Facebook): 1498: Terry Pratchett. --Kynde (talk) 14:24, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

I thought Wednesday's comic would be the tribute... Wonder what Friday's comic will be like. Herobrine (talk) 12:31, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
He died early Wednesday morning in the UK, so he would have had to be quick about it. I think he has a script that automatically post a comic, if he doesn't stop it. I'm in UK+1 time zone (Europe) and here I can see that the comic was released no later than 05:25, 14 March 2018‎, so that is probably before Stephen died... Or at least while Randall was sleeping and had not heard of his death... Still waiting to see... --Kynde (talk) 13:57, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
While we wait: 799: Stephen Hawking... --Kynde (talk) 22:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
No Tribute?... --Kynde (talk) 00:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Is it a coincidence that the Pi day comic refers to Pie Charts? Probably Kev (talk) 14:32, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Maybe, but Randall is acutely aware of anything Pi... Just saw that a video on this topic: 1292: Pi vs. Tau was released yesterday on pi-day and that it referred to the Pi vs. Tau comic with an image of it: How pi was almost 6.283185... --Kynde (talk) 14:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I agree with the interpretation of the title text. However, I wonder if we should point out this is not in fact true about violin plots and is just a pun in the comic. What does everyone else think? Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 11:48, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

The "incomplete" tag mentions that there isn't anything on Wikipedia called a "line plot". However, line plots do in fact exist. However, they don't seem to have any correspondence to the type of chart on display. https://www.mathplanet.com/education/algebra-2/equations-and-inequalities/line-plots-and-stem-and-leaf-plots 18:29, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I have now removed the incomplete "incomplete tag" Seems like a finished explanation to me. It is definitely nothing to do with line as there are not lines between the points. --Kynde (talk) 07:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Sex and violins! (I was strongly tempted to shop one of these plots on a porn pic, doubting the suggestivity. I'm against genital beauty operations, but with a viola like this, you should consider it...) 13:43, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

I just found this tweet, published one day before this comic… -- 23:51, 26 March 2018 (UTC)