Excel Charting Acrobatics

By Deane Barker on July 31, 2007

Recreating the NY Times Cancer Graph: I hope I’m not the only person who finds this interesting.

The New York Times cancer graph is a beautiful piece of work. I wanted to see if we could reproduce it with everyday tools.

The screencast is really interesting. I get the same vibe from this as I get when I implement Photoshop designs in CSS. It’s just fun to try and duplicate stuff. Maybe it’s just me.

Found via Jon Udell’s article here, in which we says:

With Excel, as with all software — on the desktop and on the web — there’s so much untapped potential. The obstacles are knowing what’s even possible, and then knowing how to achieve it. Screencasts like this one leap over both obstacles in a single bound.

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