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Disney-Fox market share

Disney is set to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. I honestly don’t have the mental capacity or imagination …

R data structures for Excel users

Introducing yourself to R as an Excel user can be tricky, especially when you don’t have much programming experience. It …

Tracking ballet dancer movements

Research group Euphrates experimented with lines and a ballet dancer’s movements in Ballet Rotoscope: By the way, rotoscoping is an …

Regulations.

Doug Mills, reporting for The New York Times: Echoing his days as a real estate developer with the flair of …

Harassment in the Statistics field

Statistician Kristian Lum described her experiences with harassment as a graduate student at stat conferences. She held back on talking …

12 Days of ChaRt-mas

As everyone has already checked out for the rest of the year, I’m going to mess around with R to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas and nobody can stop me.

Alabama voter demographics

Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last night. The Washington Post provides how different …

Data visualization for analysis and understanding complex problems

Enrico Bertini, a professor at New York University, delves into the less flashy but equally important branch of visualization: analysis. …

Worries over the 2020 Census

Michael Wines, reporting for The New York Times: “The politicization of the census would erode what is already fragile trust …

Download comprehensive police shootings data

Data for police shootings is usually the subset that only includes fatalities. Vice News made requests nationwide to get data …

Constructed Career Paths from Job Switching Data

Shifting from one occupation to another can take a swing in the career path. Given your current job, what paths could you take? Here are some constructed possibilities.

Switching Jobs

When people move to different jobs, here’s where they go.

Percentage of People Who Married, Given Your Age

Or, given your age, the percentage of fish left in the sea. Here’s a chart.

American Daily Routine

Sleep. Work. Play. The times and everything in between change depending on who you talk to.

In 2017, No More than Five Days Without a Mass Shooting

Unfortunately, while of varying magnitude, mass shootings are somewhat regular in the United States.

Who Earns More Income in American Households?

Compared to 1970, a shift towards women making the higher income.

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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.

How I Made That: Interactive Heatmap

Add interaction so that you can show different segments of the data and allow comparisons.

Getting Started with Network Graphs in R

Add the vertices. Connect them with edges. Repeat as necessary.

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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 bike on two wheels. When I first took off the …

Useless Data Comparisons

Apples and oranges situations where the comparisons make no sense.

Summary Statistics Tell You Little About the Big Picture

Mean, median, and mode. These are the first things you learn about in your introductory statistics course. It’s often all …