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Bias built in to crime prediction
Predictive policing seems to be playing a bigger role in court decisions these days. People charged with crimes can be …
National drug overdose epidemic
Nadja Popovich for the Guardian delves into America’s drug overdose epidemic, starting with an animated map that shows changes from …
Bot automatically generates maps from American Community Survey data
The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey run by the United States Census Bureau that collects data about who …
OpenVis Conf talks all online
If you’re looking for a knowledge bomb during your lunch breaks, the OpenVis Conf talks from this year are all …
Network visualization shows transitions between states
If you think of network visualization as a collection of nodes and edges, you typically get a bunch of circles …
Gender pay gaps for major U.S. occupations
As we all know these days, there exists a gender pay gap across most major professions in the United States. …
Life transition seen through music listening
Quantified Selfie is a project to find narratives in an individual’s personal dataset. It’s not about optimization or self-improvement. It’s …
Kung fu particles
Using motion capture methods, Tobias Gremmler collected movement data for two kung fu masters. Then he visualized the results with …
History of Sumo charted
Sumo has a long history that goes back centuries. Unlike most things that old though, there are detailed records of …
Quartz Atlas opening up to creators
Last year Quartz announced Atlas, which was a place to find all of their charts. Now they’re slowly opening up …
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Who is Older and Younger than You
Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.
Shifting Parent Work Hours, Mom vs. Dad
Articles about stay-at-home dads and parents with even work loads might make it seem like dads are putting in a lot of hours in the household these days. Are they? How do they compare to moms’ work hours?
Divorce Rates for Different Groups
We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.
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Drawing Circles and Ellipses in R
Whether you use circles as visual encodings or as a way to highlight areas of a plot, there are functions at your disposal.
Drawing Squares and Rectangles in R
R makes it easy to add squares and rectangles to your plots, but it gets a little tricky when you have a bunch to draw at once. The key is to break it down to the elements.
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What I Use to Visualize Data
“What tool should I learn? ” I hesitate to answer, because I use what works best for me, which isn’t necessarily the best for someone else or the “best” overall. Nevertheless, here’s my toolset.
Venn Diagrams: Read and Use Them the Right Way
Venn diagrams seem straightforward, but why all the mistakes? Here’s a guide to avoid the snafus.
Bar Chart Baselines Start at Zero
There are visualization rules and there are visualization suggestions. Most are suggestions. The ones that are rules exist because of how our brains process visual information. There’s just no getting around it.