Web Science/Part2: Emerging Web Properties/Advanced statistical descriptive models for the Web/Visually straight lines on log log plots

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Visually straight lines on log log plots

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  1. Be able to do a coordinate transformation to change the scales of your plots
  2. Understand in which scenario power functions appear as straight lines
  3. Know in which scenarios exponential functions appear as straight lines
  4. Be even more cautious about your visual impressions
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1

Which functions appear as straight lines on log log plots?

linear functions
sine, cosine, tan
power functions
exponential functions
logarithms
square root functions

2

Which functions appear as straight lines on linear plots plots?

linear functions
sine, cosine, tan
power functions
exponential functions
logarithms
square root functions

3

Which functions appear as straight lines on plots that are only logarithmic on the y scale?

linear functions
sine, cosine, tan
power functions
exponential functions
logarithms
square root functions

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