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Beginner’s guide to visualization literacy

Mikhail Popov, a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, led …

Who’s winning the medal race, depending on how you weight the medals

Every year, we look at the medal counts of each …

The personal data you generate when you book a flight

Every time we book a flight, a Passenger Name Record …

Mikaela Shiffrin pulling away for gold

Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal in PyeongChang with …

Fantasy map generator

This is fun. It’s a fantasy map generator with the …

Visual introduction to the Fourier Transform

One of my least favorite electrical engineering courses in college …

Where constituent input ends up

When you have input to send Congress, you have a …

FiveThirtyEight datasets available for download

If you’re looking for some data to play with, FiveThirtyEight …

Olympian mechanics

Well this is awesome. The New York Times highlighted four …

People font

You know those graphics that use icons of people to …

Waiting For a Table

A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant.

How Different Income Groups Spend Money

After living expenses, where does the money go, and how does it change when you have more cash available?

Visualizing Incomplete and Missing Data

We love complete and nicely formatted data. That’s not what we get a lot of the time.

The Demographics of Others

I think we can all benefit from knowing a little more about others these days. This is a glimpse of how different groups live.

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2017

It was a rough year, which brought about a lot of good work. Here are my favorite data visualization projects of the year.

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How I Made That: Animated Square Pie Chart

Also known as waffle charts. Using animated transitions between values, you can allow for comparisons between categories.

How to Make Venn Diagrams in R

The usually abstract, qualitative and sometimes quantitative chart type shows relationships. You can make them in R, if you must.

How to Make a State Map Grid with Small Multiples in R

Combining small multiples with the grid layout can make for an intuitive geographic reference.

Compact Ways to Visualize Distributions in R

For when you want to show or compare several distributions but don’t have a lot of space.

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Visualizing Incomplete and Missing Data

We love complete and nicely formatted data. That’s not what we get a lot of the time.

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

4 Tools to Pick Your Chart Colors

These are the quick and simple tools I use to pick colors to represent data.

Falling is Learning

I’ve been teaching my three-year-old son how to ride his …