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How to Animate Packed Circles in R

Pack circles, figure out the transitions between time segments, and then generate frames to string together.

To animate packed circles, I usually use JavaScript, but I’ve been playing with the packcircles package in R. It doesn’t have an animation option, but I was curious how to make things move.

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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.