The old standby. The classic. The bar height or length represents data. The baseline starts at zero.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Spot Visualization Lies
Many charts don't tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.
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.
How to Make an Interactive Bar Chart With a Slider
Provide a slider for the standard bar chart so that users can shift focus to a point of interest.
Bar Chart Baselines Start at Zero
There are visualization rules and there are visualization suggestions. Most are suggestions. The ones that are rules exist because of how our brains process visual information. There's just no getting around it.
How to Make Variable Width Bar Charts in R
The code to create these bar chart variations is almost the same as if you were to make a standard bar chart. But make sure you get the math right.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
Stack Overflow salary calculator for developers
Stack Overflow used data from their developer survey to build a prediction model…
He vs. She in film screenplay direction
In screenplays, there are directions that tell actors and actresses what to do…
Gender representation in comic books
Amanda Shendruk for The Pudding analyzed how genders are represented differently in comic…
Income Taxes You Would Pay in Each State
Some states have high rates. Some have low. But whether a state is lower or higher for you depends on more than just the high brackets.
Demographics for immigrants from banned countries
As I’m sure you know, the current administration banned immigrants from seven countries…
Shift Your Point of View to When America Was “Better”
How good or bad something is depends on what you compare against.