2020 Progress Bars

I thought March was only 31 days, but the system seems stuck. Did anyone try turning it off and on again.

A riff on Manoj Dayaram’s Calendar 2020, loosely based on NYT Covid-19 counts.

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How to Make a Heatmap – a Quick and Easy Solution

A heatmap is a literal way of visualizing a table of numbers, where you substitute the numbers with colored cells. This is a quick way to make one in R.

How to Make Ternary Plots in R, with ggplot2

When you want to compare between three parts of your data, ternary plots might be a good option. Here is how to make them.

How to Make Beeswarm Plots in R to Show Distributions

Try the more element-based approach instead of your traditional histogram or boxplot.

How to Make Dot Plots in R

It’s easy to draw dots. The challenge is to make them meaningful and readable.

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19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, …

Cycle of Many, a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans

This is a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans.

A Day in the Life: Women and Men

Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation.