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How to Visualize Ranges of Data in R

When you want to focus on the magnitude of differences between low and high values, use visual cues that highlight distance.

Minimum to maximum. Past to present. One category to another. Ranges of data appear often, and it can be useful to focus on the magnitude of these ranges. In this tutorial, we go over several solutions that fit with a variety of cases.

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About the Author

Nathan Yau is a statistician who works primarily with visualization. He earned his PhD in statistics from UCLA, is the author of two best-selling books — Data Points and Visualize This — and runs FlowingData. Introvert. Likes food. Likes beer.