Area Chart

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.

Percentage of People Who Married, Given Your Age

Or, given your age, the percentage of fish left in the sea. Here's a chart.

Given your income, most beneficial tax breaks

With the release of the Republican proposed tax plan, Reuben Fischer-Baum and Kevin…

Most Female and Male Occupations Since 1950

The shifting majorities of the sexes in the workplace.

Thirty years of hurricanes

After their graphic for thirty years of floods, Axios follows up with thirty…

Finding the craft beer capital of America

You had me at craft beer. Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding looks for…

Shifting national budget

The Washington Post looks at the shifting national budget over the past 40…

Visa restrictions and possible impact on innovation

The Washington Post talked to three experts on the American workforce and innovation…

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.

Streamgraph of Olympic medal wins

Gregor Aisch and Larry Buchanan for the New York Times visualized Olympic medal…

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here's a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Never Been Married

Some people never get married, and some wait longer than others. Let's look at these people.

How to Make an Interactive Stacked Area Chart

Stacked area charts let you see categorical data over time. Interaction allows you to focus on specific categories without losing sight of the big picture.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

Who Earned a Higher Salary Than You

Work changed over the years. Salaries changed over the years. I was curious: If you compared your personal income from present day, how would it compare to the distribution of salaries in previous decades?

Affordable Care Act progress report

The New York Times takes a data-centric look at the progress of the…

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at…

How to Make Stacked Area Charts in R

From the basic area chart, to the stacked version, to the streamgraph, the geometry is similar. Once you know how to do one, you can do them all.

How do Americans spend their days?

One of my favorite data graphics is an interactive piece by The New…

How People in America Spend Their Day

From Shan Carter, Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy, and Amy Schoenfeld of The New…