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How to Make Dot Timelines in R

For when you want to show the occurrence of events over time.

When you have time series data and all you care about is the occurrence of the events, a timeline might be the option you’re looking for. Not too fancy but effective.

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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.