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Adjust coordinates, geometries, and encodings with packed circles to make various types of charts.
Here's how to do it in R from start to finish, plus editing in illustration software. Make design choices and trade-offs for more readable charts.
When you want to compare between three parts of your data, ternary plots might be a good option. Here is how to make them.
Also known as trellis charts, lattice chart, or whatever you want to call them, the technique lets you compare several categories in one view.
Beeswarm charts are useful to highlight individual categories or entities. Animating them can help highlight change over time.
Marimekko charts, or mosaic plots, allow you to compare categories over two quantitative variables.
Using geometric shapes as an encoding can provide another dimension to your charts.
Heatmaps quickly translate data tables into a visual form, making them a great tool to explore a new dataset.
Put multiple time series lines on the same plot, and you quickly end up with a mess. Here are practical ways to clean it up.