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kq4ym
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Re: The right graph for the occasion
kq4ym   12/28/2016 9:37:49 AM
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The hotspot type of maps seem to readily capture my attention, maybe because I tend to look at weather maps a lot, and can easily and quickly see just how temperatures stack up around the county. Similarly, a political map likewise ordered allows my eyes and hopefully my brain to make some quick analysis of what's going on.

kq4ym
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Re: The right graph for the occasion
kq4ym   11/14/2016 5:43:04 PM
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Yes, just like the race track, some "bettors" appeared at the last minute before the race, changing the odds a bit. But odds are just odds and not a guarantee of who is the ultimate winner of the race. Even a long shot has a chance to win over the "favorite."

Michelle
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Re: The right graph for the occasion
Michelle   11/12/2016 7:04:48 PM
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@Terry the kids know best!

T Sweeney
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Re: The right graph for the occasion
T Sweeney   11/11/2016 7:00:32 PM
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Ha! Yes, the trends are clear here, @tinym!

Take that, jumbotron touchscreen fanatics.

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T Sweeney   11/11/2016 6:59:16 PM
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Thanks for assembling this amazing array of data depictions, Robert! I really liked the "Votes by Hotspot," graphic, especially for areas where the counties are enormous but the population is tiny.

Robert Allison
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Re: The right graph for the occasion
Robert Allison   11/9/2016 1:49:51 PM
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Ahh! Yes, it appears the pollsters mistakenly assumed the Trump supporters would respond to their polls. It appears the "silent majority" waited until election day to make their preference known.

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Re: The right graph for the occasion
tomsg   11/9/2016 1:42:34 PM
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I meant very bad predictors of this election.

Robert Allison
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Robert Allison   11/9/2016 1:22:58 PM
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'these' (the examples in my collection) are all from previous elections - are you sure they're all wrong? :)

tomsg
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tomsg   11/9/2016 12:40:09 PM
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These all turned out to be wrong.

PredictableChaos
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Re: The right graph for the occasion
PredictableChaos   11/9/2016 12:33:02 PM
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@Robert

You're right of course, the shapes are nearly unrecognizable.

I've seen other projections, which try to keep the shapes the same; but the population densities are so large that any solution adds a lot of distortion.

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