Tagged: graphics

How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 07, 2021

Philip Heron, University of Toronto; Fabio Crameri, University of Oslo, and Grace Shephard, University of Oslo   The choice of colour to represent information in scientific images is a fundamental part of communicating findings. However, a number of colour palettes that are widely used to display critical scientific results are not only dangerously misleading, but also unreadable to a proportion … Read More

Free vector graphics for Mac (and Linux/Windows) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 08, 2011

If you are looking for a cost-free option to draw vector graphics on Mac OS X, consider Inkscape. While it will not be everyone’s preferred solution–no one application ever is–it is cost-free, very capable and, thus far, stable. Vector graphics featured early for Macintosh users. Those with longer memories will have experience with … Read More

Graphic illustration should be part of scientist's skill-set? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 03, 2011

I don’t think so. I think people should make better use of the expertise around them. DoctorZen has a written a brief commentary on Andrew Sun’s discussion about graphic abstracts; in it he writes: We acknowledge, accept, and expect that being a professional academic requires a wide range of skills beyond just knowledge of a … Read More