# Barchart or Dotchart?

[This article was first published on

Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

**Revolutions**, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Which of the following two charts (both created with R) to you prefer? This dotchart:

Andrew Gelman (who, incidentally, is speaking at the October NYC UseR meeting) prefers the dotchart prefers a line plot (**update**: see Gelman's comment, below), but personally I think the bar chart is more easily interpreted. What do you think? You can join the discussion at Decision Science News at the link below.

**Update Sep 8**: Prof. Gelman responds, with a detailed record leading to the correction above.

Decision Science News: Which chart is better?

To

**leave a comment**for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog:**Revolutions**.R-bloggers.com offers

**daily e-mail updates**about R news and tutorials about learning R and many other topics. Click here if you're looking to post or find an R/data-science job.

Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.