Friday, January 12, 2018

Netiquette IQ Blog For 1/12/17 - Time Series Chart


Time Series Chart
A time series chart, also called a times series graph or time series plot, is a data visualization tool that illustrates data points at successive intervals of time. Each point on the chart corresponds to both a time and a quantity that is being measured.
Generally, the horizontal axis of the chart or graph is used to plot increments of time and the vertical axis pinpoints values of the variable that is being measured. When the values are connected in chronological order by a straight line that creates a series of peaks and valleys, a time series chart may also be referred to as a fever chart.


A time series chart can be thought of as a series of snapshots that have been taken at regular intervals. The apples-to-apples comparison this type of chart provides makes it an ideal tool for executive dashboards that help end users quickly identify a trend, spot an outlier in a cyclical pattern or analyze how a key metric is changing over time.
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Commonly Confused Words
by Richard Nordquist from thoughtco.com
Updated September 25, 2017
In formal English, quotation is a noun (as in "a quotation from Shakespeare") and quote is a verb ("She likes to quote Shakespeare"). However, in everyday speech and informal English, quote is often treated as a shortened form of quotation.
Definitions
The noun quotation refers to a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.
  • An indirect quotation is a paraphrase of someone else's words: it reports on what a person said without using his or her exact words. Indirect quotations are not placed inside quotation marks.
The verb quote means to repeat a group of words originally written or spoken by another person. In informal speech and writing, quote is sometimes used as a shortened form of the noun quotation. See usage notes below.
Examples
  • "She remembered a quotation she'd read recently, the words of H.L. Mencken: 'Nothing can come out of an artist that is not in the man.'"
    (Hilary Sloin, Art on Fire. Bywater, 2012)
     
  • "Relying on numerous interviews of parents and children with a wide range of skin colors, [Lori] Tharps proves the quotation by the social scientist Frank Sulloway to be painfully true: 'No social injustice is felt more deeply than that suffered within one's own family.'"
    (Allyson Hobbs, "I'm Not the Nanny: Multiracial Families and Colorism." The New York Times, November 3, 2016)
     
  • "Many times I have wanted to quote Topsy, the young black girl in Uncle Tom's Cabin. I have been tempted to say, 'I dunno. I just growed.'"
    (Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom. Random House, 2013)
     
  • "[V]ery few quotes in newspapers are completely accurate in the sense of being faithful to the false starts and hesitancies of the spoken word."
    (Ian Jack, "Should We Quote Swear Words? I'm Not Sure They're Absolutely Necessary." The Guardian [UK], September 20, 2013)

Usage Notes
  • "The noun quote, short for quotation, was first recorded in 1888. ... This sense of quote has met with strong disapproval in some quarters. Such commentators as Bernstein 1965, Follett 1966, Shaw 1977, and Trimmer & McCrimmon 1988 have disparaged its use in writing, and the Heritage 1969, 1982 usage panel rejected it by a large majority (the 2000 panel has lightened up). Some other critics, however, have taken a more tolerant view. Harper 1985, for example, accepts its use in writing that has 'a conversational tone,' and Bremner 1980 calls it 'standard in the publishing business.'

    "The noun quote is now widely used in standard if mostly casual writing, ... but there are still times when it seems most appropriate to choose quotation instead. We recommend that you let your own judgment of the writing situation and your sense of idiom be your guide."
    (Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage, 2002)
  • "The problem with quotation is that, to the writer who hopes to deliver goods quickly, the three syllables sound and read as if they were slowing the sentence down. The single syllable of quote, meanwhile, sounds apt to such a writer. And it sounds more and more natural all the time, as it seems to predominate in spoken English. So although it remains informal for now, it's gaining ground in formal prose."
    (Bryan A. Garner, Garner's Modern English Usage, 4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2016) (a) Melinda begins each of her essays with a familiar quotation.

    (b) When he can't think of an answer, Gus likes to quote a song lyric.
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sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:


Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County.