xkcd: Dominant players in chess and basketball

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

I’m pretty sure xkcd is the only one who gets away with showing player ratings for both basketball and chess players in the same frame, without the y-axis labels. And somehow it seems logical.

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