Stat graphs for page views should be column graphs!

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  • #316090

    Hi there,
    The data for page views for posts is discrete. Therefore the graphs used should be column graphs, not line graphs.

    Line graphs are used for continuous data.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    #316196

    aw1923
    Member

    I thought views vs. time is continuous data…then again, I kind of went blank in my statistics class a few semesters ago, but I think I’m right

    #316243

    The number of page views is discrete because it can be counted as a whole number, 10,11, or 78. Data are continuous when the values can take on any value. ie. A person may weigh 178.65 pounds, but you can not have 178.65 page views – you either have 178 page views or 179, but nothing in between. See http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/presenting_data.html#discdat for more info.

    #316245

    aw1923
    Member

    Whoa!!!…major headache, OK your right, I’m wrong. I just like the look of a line graph better then a bar graph. But, I guess it does make sense to have a bar graph if you wanna be all technical with it.

    #316246

    aw1923
    Member

    crap I did it again, “OK your right, I’m wrong”
    I mean, OK YOU'RE right, I'm wrong
    Just a little grammar thing I’m trying to get used too :)

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