Learning to Data
Tutorials, Books, and Guides
It’s like working with a bunch of tiny dots, and oh look, patterns.
The relatively new and lesser known time series visualization can be useful if you know what you’re looking at, and they take up a lot less space.
The code to create these bar chart variations is almost the same as if you were to make a standard bar chart. But make sure you get the math right.
If you’re new to R or coding in general, it can be a challenge to figure out where you’re going. Where to start? What to learn next? There’s a benefit to more guided instruction. Here’s a course to help take you from beginner to advanced.
It’s easy to draw dots. The challenge is to make them meaningful and readable.
Guides and Tips
The rarely used chart type for time series data is actually quite nice, once you get the hang of it.
Your standard choropleth map shows geographic areas colored by a single variable. You’re reading this, so you’ve seen them before. …
Accessing government data from the source is frustrating. If you’ve done it, or at least tried to, you know the …
Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan promises a fun, non-boring introduction to statistics that doesn’t leave you drifting off into space, …
Here’s where to go next once you’ve covered the basics of visualization. When it’s time to actually start making things.