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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 6:17amSanction this postReply
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Erica: That was a really, really good find, from a respected journal. The comparison of Stadler and Greenspan was right on.

Paul




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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 10:55amSanction this postReply
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Can someone out there explain what a reverse log graph is?



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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 11:25amSanction this postReply
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Can someone out there explain what a reverse log graph is?
Did you mean "inverted log" which appears in the graph at the link?  The graph uses a log scale (as opposed to linear), and it is inverted since the numbers decrease with 'up' (as opposed to the usual increase).




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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 11:58amSanction this postReply
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A logarithmic scale shows percentage changes, i.e. equal distances denote the same percentage. The author wanted to show that ranking of the book rather than the number of books sold, thus the lower number is at the the top of the graph. Imagine what this graph would look like with a linear scale. All the action would be right at the top and you wouldn't be able to see the fine detail.




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Monday, March 2, 2009 - 10:20amSanction this postReply
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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/401893_recession02.html

It's 'Atlas Shrugged' all over again

THE ECONOMIST

Books do not sell themselves: That is what films are for. "The Reader," the book that inspired the Oscar-winning film, has shot up the best-seller lists. Another recent publishing success, however, has had more help from Washington, D.C., than Hollywood. That book is Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
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Monday, March 2, 2009 - 5:26pmSanction this postReply
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Wow, thanks for the sunshine and rainbows, Dale.

Atlas is hard to read??!?

For a moron, maybe, yeah.





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