Baseline matters

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Sweet, I guess Fox News had it right all along. I’m going to save a ton of space by truncating my vertical axes from now on. I just might go back and retrofit all of my old charts too. [via Reddit]

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Stacked Bar Chart

With the stacked version of the bar, compare subcategories across groups. Try not to show too many subcategories though, or it'll clutter quick.


Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Divorce and Occupation

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One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

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Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

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