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Tutorials

How to Make an Interactive Stacked Area Chart

Stacked area charts let you see categorical data over time. Interaction allows you to focus on specific categories without losing sight of the big picture.

How to Customize Axes in R

For presentation purposes, it can be useful to adjust the style of your axes and reference lines for readability. It’s all about the details.

How to Make an Interactive Bar Chart With a Slider

Provide a slider for the standard bar chart so that users can shift focus to a point of interest.

Animated Pyramid Chart in R

Make a bunch of charts, string them together like a flip book, and there’s your animation. Sometimes good for showing changes over time. Always fun to play with.

Bivariate Area Charts in R

Quickly compare two time series variables with this line-area chart hybrid that originated in the 1700s.

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Guides and Tips

  • Bivariate choropleth how-to

    Your standard choropleth map shows geographic areas colored by a single variable. You’re reading this, so you’ve seen them before. …

  • Naked Statistics

    Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan promises a fun, non-boring introduction to statistics that doesn’t leave you drifting off into space, …

  • Learn the rules of data graphics so you can bend them

    If you take away anything from The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, make it the epilogue. This is the most …

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