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Look, Mom, no Excel!


I'm sure that you did not create the schedule for the first time, but I'm ready to bet that I did it for the first time without the help of a computer *. Of course, we started with a spreadsheet created on the computer, but did not use anything in the work. Why? The fact is that if we allow the machine to make decisions about a coordinate system - a critical part in the process of creating a meaningful graph - then we deprive ourselves of the possibility of active vision.
* I built the whole book so that you could study and perform each exercise with just a pen and paper. This is done quite deliberately, and on the last day of our work I will explain in detail why.
Of course, Excel and other programs for working with spreadsheets have excellent built-in functions for creating graphs, allowing you to quickly and accurately create and modify huge tables. However, I hope that from this exercise you will see: in the plotting of data on the field of the graph there is nothing complicated. Of course, a computer is needed to make the chart more beautiful or to make calculations, but the most difficult part in creating an instructive picture is to find out what in principle they need to tell us the data and whether we use the correct coordinates for comparison. The process of trial and error requires an active and intelligent look. No program can do this. This is possible only for man.
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Data to Look at
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Subject Unit 1970, 1990, USD 2007, USD Growth
Education in a university (state) Year 688.00 1908.00 6185.00 9.0
Education in university (private) Year 2958.00 9340,00 23 712.00 8.0
Medicines (prescription) Month 11.37 33.59 68.26 6.0
New family house House 55 700.00 112 900.00 247 900.00 4,5
New car Car 6470.00 15 900.00 28 800.00 4,5
Petrol Gallon 0.67 1.16 2.80 4.2
Consumer Price Index (total) CPI-U 65.20 130.60 207.30 3.2
Movie ticket Ticket 2.34 4.22 6.88 2.9
The price of a postal item of 1 class Make 0,15 0.25 0.42 2.8
Whole milk Gallon 1.05 2.27 3.76 2.5
Chicken eggs Dozen 0.82 1.01 1.68
Flight (domestic) Mile 7.49 10.83 12.71 1.7
Flight (international) Mile 8.49 13.43 12.98 1.5


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Look, Mom, no Excel!

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