Beyond Bar and Line Graphs: Time for a New Data Presentation Paradigm

Our recent paper on data presentation in PLOS Biology has sparked an intensive discussion on social media. This story summarizes the paper and some of the twitter responses. We also address common comments about the paper.


  1. Critical Points from the Paper

  2. Nature News Article

  3. Impact on Journal Policies

  4. Why Excel templates instead of R?

  5. Readers have provided R code in the comments section of the article on PLOS Biology’s website and in blog posts. We encourage others who use different statistical programs to post information for creating univariate scatterplots or other graphics that show the distribution of continuous data.