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.
Covid-19 cases and state partisanship
From Dan Goodspeed, the bar chart race is back. The length of the…
NBA playoff win probabilities, animated over time
FiveThirtyEight publishes win probabilities for NBA games throughout the season. During the playoffs,…
Google search trends dataset for Covid-19 symptoms
Google released a search trends dataset earlier this month. Using this dataset, Adam…
Shift of Covid-19 deaths to medium and small cities
When this all started, Covid-19 was impacting large cities at a much higher…
Multiple Causes of Death
There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means.
Red-blue electoral map and the green-gray in satellite imagery
For NYT’s The Upshot, Tim Wallace and Krishna Karra looked at how the…
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?