Learning to Data
Tutorials, Books, and Guides
It's easy to draw dots. The challenge is to make them meaningful and readable.
Learn to draw lines wherever and however you want, and you've got yourself some flexibility.
You can customize graphics in R with
par(), but the docs are mostly text and just organized alphabetically. Here is a more visual reference, categorized by what you can change. Plus, a one-page printout.
The chart type seems simple enough, but there sure are a lot of bad ones out there. Get yourself out of default mode.
Let readers focus on the regions they care about to make their own comparisons and conclusions.
Guides and Tips
Your standard choropleth map shows geographic areas colored by a single variable. You're reading this, so you've seen them before. What if you have two…
Accessing government data from the source is frustrating. If you've done it, or at least tried to, you know the pain that is oddly formatted…
Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan promises a fun, non-boring introduction to statistics that doesn't leave you drifting off into space, thinking about anything that is…
Here's where to go next once you've covered the basics of visualization. When it's time to actually start making things.
Data is an abstraction of something that happened in the real world. How people move. How they spend money. How a computer works. The tendency…