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Visualizing Differences

Focus on finding or displaying contrasting points, and some visual methods are more helpful than others. A guide.

How to Make Chord Diagrams in R

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

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As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies.

Visualizing Outliers

Step 1: Figure out why the outlier exists in the first place. Step 2: Choose from these visualization options to show the outlier.

Making the Count

As 2020 approaches, let’s aim for higher accuracy and less uncertainty.

Waiting For a Table

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

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How to Make Chord Diagrams in R

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

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.

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.

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Visualizing Differences

Focus on finding or displaying contrasting points, and some visual methods are more helpful than others. A guide.

Visualizing Outliers

Step 1: Figure out why the outlier exists in the first place. Step 2: Choose from these visualization options to show the outlier.

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.