Excerpt from the report Introduction: Graphic analysis can be a powerful tool in economic research. Economic statisticians have allowed this tool to become rusty in recent years. They have been fascinated with new tools—with new mathematical theories and with wonderful electronic computing machines. The new tools are good, too. We do not suggest that any analyst throw away his mathematical textbooks or discard his calculating machine. On the other hand, we do suggest that all economists and statisticians should be familiar with graphic analysis, and should use it along with the other tools. The purpose of this handbook is to review some of the graphic tools that can be useful. It is not a complete catalog. Rather, it is a collection of examples covering a variety of analyses.