It emphasizes individual points in a distribution instead of binning them like a histogram.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Make Better-Looking, More Readable Charts in R
Defaults are generalized settings to work with many datasets. This is fine for analysis, but data graphics for presentation benefit from context-specific design.
How I Made That: Interactive Beeswarm Chart to Compare Distributions
The histogram is my favorite chart type, but it's unintuitive for many. So I've been using the less accurate but less abstract beeswarm.
Search trends during the pandemic
As you would imagine, what we search for online shifted over the past…
Salary and Occupation
Salaries vary across occupations. Here are some charts that show by how much for 800 of them.
Differences Between Women and Men’s Everyday with Kids
The day-to-day changes a lot when you have kids. However, it seems to change more for women than it does for men.
Connections and patterns in the Mueller investigation
While we’re on the subject of distributions, Fathom used a collection of beeswarm…
How a meme grew into a campaign slogan
A meme that cried “jobs not mobs” began modestly, but a couple of…
Remote Workers vs. Non-Remote Workers
How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays.
A visualization game to understand education and school segregation
Educate Your Child by Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee uses census data and the school…
Statistical diversity in US newsrooms
If a news organization wants to talk about the world in a fair…
Divorce and Occupation
Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.
Shifting Incomes for Young People
Compare incomes for young people from the Millennial generation and the baby boomer generation.