Talk:1273: Tall Infographics

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I'm not really sure how to transcribe an infographic... Sorry. Saibot84 04:17, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I tried to expand on it a bit, sorry if it's not the best. ollien 04:20, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

For anyone wondering if the "FORMAT" frequency graph is self-referential to the entire comic... no, or at least not on actual explicit instances of the letters (certainly nowhere near 26 Ts, and even proportionally the As are vastly the most frequent and Fs the actual least, the rest almost identical), but I wouldn't put it past Randall having taken into account cummulative font-size, or something like that. 07:23, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

It's by position in the alphabet (F=6, O=15, R=18, M=13, A=1, T=20). 07:38, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Gah, I'm an idiot. The "26" should have clued me in. 17:20, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

It's a reference to cellphone screen aspect ratios! 10:48, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I think this comic might be inspired by that infographic which was recently published regarding an attack against a botnet. (At least that was my first association - and I, too, found that graphic a little unsuitable when I saw it in the news) -- Xorg (talk) 12:42, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Search for "infographics" at google images and you will find thousands other examples.--Dgbrt (talk) 12:50, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I think there is more to the explanation: Big Data mostly will be analyzed statistically, so we will get diverse diagrams and infographics as result. The trend will be an increase in the number of cases where informationen is presented in this way. Sebastian -- 14:23, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Note that Big Data is used nowadays as a buzzword, even if you don't have that much data. Remember: if your data cannot be processed by Excel, it isn't big. --JakubNarebski (talk) 14:47, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
More accurately: Just because your data cannot be processed by Excel, that doesn't make it big.-- 13:16, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

I read the Venn diagram to mean that data would be either clear OR concise, if you took it literally. 08:38, 6 October 2013 (UTC)gonzo

I don't think that's quite right. The Venn diagram is intended to be just as superfluously self evident as the other graphics. The set of all things "Clear" intersects with the set of all things "Concise" in the region "And". 09:06, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

I think you mean "if your data can be processed by Excel, it isn't big". 00:07, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Or maybe "if your data cannot be processed by Excel, it isn't necessarily big." Because it might really be big - you wouldn't know. 00:21, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Another take on infographics: --JakubNarebski (talk) 15:40, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

"In the pie chart, the areas represent the proportion of letters in each word." - this isn't right; the area for "will" is three times the size of the area for "be". It could be comparing the number of consonants in each word. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)