Origami Girl

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

In which I say why I like graphs

Ok I'm going to begin by saying I just did that thing that everyone does and it drives me crazy. I typed out the whole post here, clicked preview and then click back instead of closing the preview. I lost everything I had typed. It's especially annoying as usually I put it all into an Open Office doc first and then copy and paste in. Sigh.

Anyway. I wanted to talk about how I like graphs. It is really odd that I like them because I've never really been into Maths. I did an English degree and have always been into art and reading and maybe politics and history second, but never maths. I hate the hard facts, it kind of prooves that having superpowers is impossible so I ignore it. However I do love the pretty side of maths, the graphs and charts. I like being able to look at long term progress. I like being able to see that dips are just tiny irregularities in the chart of my life. I love seeing upward trends. It also means I'm addicted to google analytics for my shop...
The things below arn't actually charts but they do show progress. I like to be able to put all the data in one place and say 'Look, I've learnt.' I worry that now I'm not studying I will stagnate, not learn and my brain will fall out. However I did the bottom photographs this last month and they comfort me. The earliest pictures are from a few years ago. Please feel free to laugh.

P.S. I am sorry they are so very small. I can't seem to get them any bigger. If you want to see them in beter quality try seeing them on flickr here and here.


  1. Maths is cool.
    See above and the rest of those videos for proof.

  2. I completely agree. Graphs are definitely the pretty side of Math. :)

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