tom haynes

Caffeine & calories

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One problem I have with this image is that the axes neither stand out or cross at the origin. I thought these foods were organized in some sort of tree at first. I need to know that this is a scatterplot as soon as I see it. Also the axes cross at completely arbitrary points. “Energy Drink” and “Sm. Iced Mocha” are actually very similar, but they appear to be in different quadrants.

Does a butter croissant really have negative amounts of caffeine?

And don’t link the pictures of sports players with the same type of white dotted line as the foods.

OK, I’m done.