Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, accidental chart

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

This came via Twitter from @christopferd:

Will @flowingdata caption my 2 yr old’s first [accidental] chart with his #thomas trains?

How could I resist? You gotta get ’em while they’re young. I added the labels, mostly to show off my expansive knowledge of Thomas the Train Tank Engine and Friends.



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