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13-10-2011, 19:11
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Numbers. Lovely things. Sometimes pictures work better. What's the picture form of numbers: a graph.

Thanks to Andrew Elliot for creating this graph. It reminded me how statistics can be much clearer in this form.

Remember this racy little table (http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/2011/10/scottish-beer-exports-to-england-1785.html)? Here it is in a more understandable form:


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Hang on a minute. 1810 to 1813. A time of high malt prices and high taxation. Porter was 3.5d a quart in 1791, 5.5d in 1812 and 6d in 1813. (The Brewing Industry in England 1700-1830 Peter Mathias p.546) Mapping the tax, retail price and malt price might be revealing.

Remind me to do that.https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/5445569787371915337-2715564255866408700?l=barclayperkins.blogspot.com


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