Learning to Data
Tutorials, Books, and Guides
There are many ways to show parts of a whole. Here are quick one-liners for the more common ones.
Try the more element-based approach instead of your traditional histogram or boxplot.
Use a force-directed graph to form a collection of bubbles and move them around based on data.
Instead of traditional pie charts that rely on angles and arc lengths to show parts of a whole, try this easier-to-read version.
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.
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. …
Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan promises a fun, non-boring introduction to statistics that doesn’t leave you drifting off into space, …
If you take away anything from The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, make it the epilogue. This is the most …