Visualization is still a relatively young field, so people learn about and how to visualize data in a lot of different ways. For instance, there weren’t any visualization-specific courses when I was in school, so I picked up a lot ad hoc. Alli Torban, looking at responses to the 2018 Data Visualization Survey, shows how others learned. The top three: examples, collaboration with those more skilled, and books.
How practitioners learned data visualization
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When Straight Americans Lost Their Virginity
Everyone has his or her own timeline, but here it is in general for Americans.
Americans are Growing Bigger
We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over several decades.
Fast Food Menu of Calories
How does the distribution of calories vary by fast food restaurant? Here’s a chart that shows all the menu items for ten of the biggest national fast food chains.