Learning to Data

Tutorials, Books, and Guides


Beeswarm Plot in R, to Show Distributions

Try the more element-based approach instead of your traditional histogram or boxplot.

Make a Moving Bubbles Chart to Show Clustering and Distributions

Use a force-directed graph to form a collection of bubbles and move them around based on data.

How to Make Square Pie Charts in R

Instead of traditional pie charts that rely on angles and arc lengths to show parts of a whole, try this easier-to-read version.

Annotating Charts in R

Let the data speak for itself they say. That doesn’t work a lot of the time, and when that happens, you need to explain.

A Crash Course for Visualizing Time Series Data in R

Learn to visualize temporal patterns in a couple of days.

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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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