Histograms require some statistical knowledge to grasp, and without the tidbits, the distribution chart looks like any other bar chart. So much more though. They can show a lot about your data, and statisticians start nearly every analysis with at least one. Aran Lunzer and Amelia McNamara provide a visual essay to explain how they work, so that you too can reap the rewards.
An interactive to explain histograms, for normal people
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Burger Place Geography
After looking at pizza places, coffee, and grocery stores, I had to look at burger chains across the country. The data was just sitting there.
About 18 percent of couple households are single-income. I wanted to know what the earner in these homes usually do.
All the Foreign Bodies That Got Stuck
Many things get stuck in people’s bodies. This is the percentage breakdown for the most common objects that end up in the emergency room.