Its almost the end of the year. I only have five days of school left. And guess what my math teacher gives us? A packet full of algebra and other mathmatical oddities.
INCLUDING BOX AND WHISKER PLOTS.
Who the hell came up with them anyway? They're complicated, ugly, and are completely USELESS. I mean, who in the right mind would go "You know what? I have a freakishly huge amount of data. I wonder what I should do with it. I know! I'll make a box and whisker plot!"
Never in my young life have I seen anybody use a box and whisker plot outside of school. They're pointless! If you have a bunch of numbers, why bother to take the time to make a butt-ugly graph displaying all of it? Why not just tell us the goddamn numbers?
What does it all mean?! I can't read a single thing on this graph! D=
I've never been a fan of math, and i've never been good at it either, but I respect graphs/equasions that actually MEAN SOMETHING and don't just WASTE SPACE!
Stem and leaf plots are a different matter entirely. >>