Previously on Cross Validated, we have had questions on:
- What is best practice when preparing plots?
- What are good tips available online for plotting two numeric variables?
What are the essential rules on designing and producing graphical representations of data?
- One rule per answer
- Ideally, include a brief explanation of why you think it is a good idea
- Answers with examples (code and image) of good and bad practice preferred.
Substance over Form: Choose the appropriate plot, style, coloring or other graphical parameters to show what you want the plot to show, rather than what your graphing package necessarily allows.