The July caption contest cartoon is shown here. The judges found the winning caption to be "The art of data visualization," written by John Montagu, a student at University of Colorado, Boulder. John’s simple caption can be a vehicle to discuss how finding a good data visualization to tell the story of a study’s results is an art – even if it must be combined with the science of statistics to give an appropriate impression. An honorable mention this month goes to Jim Alloway from EMSQ Associates for his caption, "While each plot was from a different perspective, it was the aggregation of the plots that told the whole story." Jim’s caption reinforces the idea that it may take several graphs to give a full picture of a data set.
- Prof Dev