How I Made That: Animated Difference Charts in R
A combination of a bivariate area chart, animation, and a population pyramid, with a sprinkling of detail and annotation.
I made a difference chart, also known as a bivariate area chart, that showed the male and female population in the United States over time and by age. The colored area in between the lines indicate whether there were more men or women:
Here’s how I made it.
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