The space between the data and the baseline is filled with a color or a pattern, usually emphasizing counts or percentages for a single variable.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Draw and Use Polygons in R
R provides functions for basic shapes, but you can also draw your own for maximum fun.
Debating About Visualization – The Process 172
The discussions this week felt familiar. Probably because we've seen this many times, since the beginning of charts themselves.
How to Make a Custom Stacked Area Chart in R
You could use a package, but then you couldn't customize every single element, and where's the fun in that?
How to Make a Customized Excess Mortality Chart in Excel
Show current evolution against expected historical variability and add one or more series that could account for the difference.
How to Visualize Proportions in R
There are many ways to show parts of a whole. Here are quick one-liners for the more common ones.
Billion dollar natural disasters
For Bloomberg, Rachael Dottle and Leslie Kaufman go with the combo stacked area…
Are we back yet?
In 2020, our everyday routines shifted dramatically, but over the past few years, it's felt like things are getting back to where they were. How back are we?
In the 1950s, less than 10% of families with children were single-parent. In 2022, among families with children, 31% were single-parent — more than three times as common.
Past and present California drought severity
It’s been raining a lot here in California, which is helpful, because most…
Word cloud + Streamgraph = WordStream
I hear it all the time from chart purists. “I love the streamgraph!”…
Oldest U.S. government
Annie Fu, Walt Hickey, and Shayanne Gal, for Insider, show the disproportionately aging…
Housing displacement after disasters
Christopher Flavelle, for The New York Times, reported on the lack of support…
Working the triple peak
Microsoft researchers analyzed keystrokes by time of day, for a sample of Microsoft…
Your place in the world population
Population.io by World Data Lab asks your birthday, country of residence, and gender.…
NameGrapher to explore past baby name trends
NameGrapher is an interactive chart that lets you explore historical trends for baby…
Reducing the risk of nuclear war
For Our World in Data, Max Roser discusses the risk and possible destruction…
Television Genres Over Time
Here's how the distribution of genres has changed since 1945 up to present.
How Men and Women Spend Their Days
Using an oldie but goodie visualization format to look at time use between different groups.