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Interactive bubble chart

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Interactive bubble chart
From the website: "This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble".
Visual types
Level of expertise
Source:
informationisbeautiful.net: DavidMcCandless and Andy Perkins. informationisbeautiful.net. v1.0, Jan 2010 (Visualisation information web site)
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
Interactive features
Scroll over to see more detail for each supplement and the data associated with it
Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Using area or volume to represent data can distort data values, and exaggerate differences between values. For example, if the radius of the circle is used to represent data values, the area of the circle will quadruple if the data values double. There is also an issue of 'perceptual scaling' - the tendency of people to underestimate areas.
Create your own
  • Bubble charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.