# R

• ### Datasets for teaching data science

Rafael Irizarry introduces the dslabs package for real-life datasets to teach data science:…

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## How to Make Chord Diagrams in R

Show connections in the circular layout for a more compact presentation.

• ### Traveling salesman image drawing

This is a fun drawing experiment in R by Antonio Sánchez Chinchón. A…

• ### Outlier detection in R

Speaking of outliers, it’s not always obvious when and why a data point…

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## How to Make Unit Charts with Icon Images in R

Make the unit chart less abstract with icons that represent the data, or use this in place of a bar chart.

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## 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.

• ### Field Guide to the R Ecosystem

If you’re looking to acquaint yourself with R — the non-coding aspects of…

• ### R data structures for Excel users

Introducing yourself to R as an Excel user can be tricky, especially when…

• ### 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.

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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.

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## 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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## Getting Started with Network Graphs in R

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

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## How to Make (and Animate) a Circular Time Series Plot in R

Also known as a polar plot, it is usually not the better option over a standard line chart, but in select cases the method can be useful to show cyclical patterns.

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## How to Make a Semicircle Plot in R

It's the half cousin of the bubble plot with less overlap and more straight edges.

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## How to Make a State Grid Map in R

Something of a cross between a reference table and a map, the state grid provides equal space to each state and a semblance of the country to quickly pick out individual states.

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## How to Make Animated Line Charts in R

Sometimes it's useful to animate the multiple lines instead of showing them all at once.

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## How to Make a Multi-line Step Chart in R

For the times your data represents immediate changes in value.

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## Symbols-based Unit Charts to Show Counts in R

Add visual weight by using individual items to show counts.

• ### R programming with Minecraft

The new R package miner is an interface to Minecraft via some simple…

• ## Introducing a Course for Mapping in R

Mapping geographic data in R can be tricky, because there are so many…

• ### Scrabble data and analysis

Looking for some data to play with? James P. Curley compiled Scrabble data…

Many government organizations release microdata for surveys every year. It comes as anonymized…

• ### R for Excel users

For Excel users getting started with R, pain oftentimes finds its way into…

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## How to Edit R Charts in Adobe Illustrator

A detailed guide for R users who want to polish their charts in the popular graphic design app for readability and aesthetics.

• ### Now over 10,000 packages in R

There are a lot of R packages, which is why before I implement…

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## How to Make an Animated Map in R, Part 4

In the the last part of the four-part series, you make a longer animation with more data and annotate.

• ### Interpolate your data for animation in R

The tweenr package in R, by Thomas Lin Pedersen, helps you interpolate data…

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## Transitioning Map, Part 3: Animate Change Over Time

How to make a bunch of maps and string them together to show change.

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## Transitioning Map, Part 2: Refining the Format and Layout

How to make a more readable and more visually accurate map, before you dive into the big transitions.

• ### Majority minorities

We saw the changing percentage of white people in the United States and…