The old standby. The classic. The bar height or length represents data. The baseline starts at zero.
Tutorials and Guides
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.
A Familiar Chart with a Twist (The Process #33)
There's a new hotness in chart town. It's a bar chart. But it moves to show rankings over time.
Gaps between mortality rates for black and white Americans
For NYT Opinion, Gus Wezerek charted the gaps between white and black mortality…
Electricity sources by state
With Joe Biden calling for 100% clean electricity, John Muyskens and Juliet Eilperin…
Remote work and industry
Some industries are more compatible with remote work than others. Jonathan I. Dingel…
Guessing Names Based on What They Start With
I'm terrible at names, but maybe data can help. Put in your sex, the decade when you were born, and start putting in your name. I'll try to guess before you're done.
When Americans Reach $100k in Savings
It was reported that 1 in 6 millennials have at least $100,000 saved. Is this right? It seems high. I looked at the data to find out and then at all of the age groups.
Percentage of Households in Each Income Level
What percentage of households fall into lower-, middle-, and upper-income levels when you adjust for household size?
Shifts in How Couples Meet, Online Takes the Top
How do couples meet now and how has it changed over the years? Watch the rankings play out over six decades.
How People Meet Their Partners
"So how'd you two meet?" There's always a story, but the general ways people meet are usually similar. Here are the most common.
We looked at prime dating age and when people usually marry. Now it's time for the next step in the circle of life.
What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.
Basketball Stat Cherry Picking
Wow your friends during the game with random win percentages, based on various player stats.
Alabama voter demographics
Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last…
Changing internet markets for sex work
The internet changed how sex workers and clients find each other and how…