Here are some graphs that I’ve generally plotted by mistake, but kept because I thought they were pretty.
This plot shows infants’ head movements for the first 15 seconds or so of an experiment. It reminds me of a de Kooning!
This is a plot that I made while working on artifact rejection for some EEG data. They show activity across different frequency bands for different individual electrodes. The big circles at 50.44Hz show individual electrodes that aren’t sitting cleanly on the scalp, which mean that they act like antennae and pick up 50Hz electrical activity in the air. After I plotted them I thought they were pretty!
Here are some failed ROC curves.
In these plots I was trying to calculate multi-scale entropy but doing it way wrong. Pretty colours though!
These are some plots looking at changes in pupil size . They look like Fraggle hair!
This is another plot that I made by accident, when I was trying to see whether an experiment I was designing was correctly randomised. It looks like a Barbaro Hepworth. I actually use this type of plot quite regularly now – it’s a quick (and pretty!) way of checking the randomisation.
If you have plots that you made by mistake, but kept because they’re pretty, send me a link (Imgur is a good hosting service for odd images like this) through the contact page!