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I'm also studying Engineering of Computer Science at the Politecnico di Milano, after enjoying an Erasmus period by the Vrije Universiteit. I have also been a Software Engineer Intern at Google. I moderate Gaming, whine on Twitter and lurk on Youtube.

It should go without saying that the opinions stated by me are my own and not necessarily those of my companies past and future, but apparently it doesn't and while no one asked me to put this disclaimer here, I'll just put it over here with the rest of the fire.

Mah reps, let me show you them.


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comment How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?
@DA01 I can make vector files of arbitrary resolution, as this is going into a Latex PDF, but I dunno what kind of resolution printers can pull off
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revised How to select 5 optimally visible and distinguishable colors?
Now without a mouse pointer
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comment How to select 5 optimally visible and distinguishable colors?
If the typeface is sufficiently large I believe you can get away with anything so long as you have a black border on it.
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comment How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?
That's an awesome amount of effort, but I wonder if you have noticed that some of the dots are only a few pixels across
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comment How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?
Unfortunately while the university requires you to bring several copies of this 10k+ words document, each copy is unlikely to be opened more than once or twice in its lifetime, so there's little reason to pay for nice-to-haves... other than the binding. :)
Sep
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comment How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?
@EddieA. I don't know exactly what kind of machinery the typing office will use (we're probably going to pick one at the last minute <__<), but I assume that they will want to be paid a nice premium for color even if they did use a printer that could do color natively. I'm running under the assumption that I only have grayscale available to me.
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comment How to select 5 optimally visible and distinguishable colors?
If you're looking for inspiration, just look at transit maps :)
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answered How to select 5 optimally visible and distinguishable colors?
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comment How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?
Also: those pictures get converted to vector formats, so fancier solutions such as gradients or patterns are right out.
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comment How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?
Bonus question: the chart is symmetric. Should I still show both halves? ...maybe I could have one half only show positive correlation and the other half show negative correlation, but it would be very hard to get a good perfect result with Excel.
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