The old standby. The classic. The bar height or length represents data. The baseline starts at zero.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Make Marimekko Charts in Excel
Marimekko charts, or mosaic plots, allow you to compare categories over two quantitative variables.
Variable Width is Back (The Process 102)
This past month an old chart type poked its head out from behind the trees and I'm here for it.
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.
A Better Chart, Limitations Considered: Exit Poll Results (The Process #77)
Welcome to a new segment where I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who made a bad chart and try to make it better.
Moratorium On Bar Chart Races; When Impractical Visualization is More Practical (The Process #68)
The dataisbeautiful subreddit announced a moratorium on the ever popular bar chart race. The frequency of submissions that used the method got out of hand and spam made it all the less savory. Still, the method holds value.
Oldest and Youngest, by State
States aren't uniformly young and old. Well, other than Maine. This is the breakdown by age group and regions.
Renting vs. Owning a Home, by State
Among households in the United States, 68% are owned and 32% are rented, based on estimates from the American Community Survey in 2021. That breakdown isn't uniform across the country though.
Most people have a job and receive wages in return, but that starts to change when you get into the higher income groups.
Excess Kia and Hyundai car thefts
In the middle of 2022, a popular video on TikTok, since taken down,…
Why South Koreans grew taller so quickly
As a world population, we’re growing taller, but South Koreans seemed to grow…
Southwest flight cancellations
There were a lot of flight cancellations this week, but Southwest Airlines is…
One home’s blackouts in Kyiv
Volodymyr Agafonkin and his family live in Kyiv, Ukraine. He visualized when the…
Gifts my true love gave to me over the 12 days of Christmas
From Reddit user neilrkaye. This is very important.…
Where We Find Meaning in the Everyday
Meaningfulness scores from the American Time Use Survey provide a hint of what we value.
When Americans Had Intercourse with Opposite Sex for the First Time
The National Survey of Family Growth, run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asks participants about their birth and relationship history.
Commonness of Divorce in America
I wondered how common it is for someone to get a divorce. While I’ve touched on the topic before, I’ve never calculated it directly, so I gave it a go.
How Much Time We Spend Alone and With Others
Oftentimes what we're doing isn't so important as who we're spending our time with.
Who We Spend Time with as We Get Older
In high school, we spend most of our days with friends and immediate family. But then we get jobs, start a family, retire, and there's a shift in who we spend our days with.
Social Media Usage by Age
Here's the breakdown by age for American adults in 2021, based on data from the Pew Research Center.