# comparison

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## Looking for a Denominator

To decide if values are high or low, sometimes you have to divide the numbers for a relative comparison instead of an absolute one.

• ## Case rates adjusted for the unvaccinated

Covid-19 cases in the United States were down, but they’re moving up again,…

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## Relative Comparison – The Process 136

In analysis and visualization, you’re often tasked with the “compared to what” question. Your approach will change the perspective.

• ## Facebook feed comparison between groups

As part of their Citizen Browser project to inspect Facebook, The Markup shows…

• ## Poor comparison between two bar charts

A chart from Business Insider makes a poor attempt to compare the death…

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## Making Comparisons Easier When Presenting Data (The Process #40)

Visualization is all about making comparisons. If you have nothing to compare to, then the chart fails. In this issue I describe some of the ways you can make your charts more comparable.

• ## Visualizing Differences

Focus on finding or displaying contrasting points, and some visual methods are more helpful than others. A guide.

• ## Useless Data Comparisons

Apples and oranges situations where the comparisons make no sense.

• ## Dinosaurs versus airplane

Scientists found the fossils of a giant dinosaur that they estimate was 26…

• ## Race distributions of police departments versus residents →

When you compare distributions of race for police departments and for the residents…

• ## Size comparison of everything

If you’re like me, you often wonder how big the Stay Puft Marshmallow…

• ## Gallons of stuff that cost more than gasoline

In response to Sarah Palin’s complaints about gas prices around four dollars per…

• ## Chinese provinces compared to countries

It’s easy to forget just how big some countries are. For example, China:…