Charting for Others (The Process 086)

April 23, 2020


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Nathan here. This is The Process, the weekly newsletter for FlowingData members where I talk about how the charts get made.

I hope you’re well.

I’ll just get right to it since even though we sort of have more time these days, it doesn’t really feel that way. Since last year, I’ve been slowly working on a new self-guided course for you on visualization for clarity.

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