Points are placed like in a scatter plot, but they are sized based on the square root of data values.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Animate Packed Circles in R
Pack circles, figure out the transitions between time segments, and then generate frames to string together.
How to Make Bubble Clusters in R
Represent individual counts with grouped units to make data feel less abstract.
Stuck in a Form
When you choose visual encodings before considering the data, you usually end up with results that aren't so great.
How to Use Packed Circles in R
Adjust coordinates, geometries, and encodings with packed circles to make various types of charts.
Getting Started with D3.js
Most Common Jobs, by Income Group
These are income ranges for the ten most common jobs at different income levels.
Tree rings to compare life expectancy in your state
The Washington Post goes with a tree ring metaphor to compare life expectancy…
Are we back yet?
In 2020, our everyday routines shifted dramatically, but over the past few years, it's felt like things are getting back to where they were. How back are we?
Words used in cannabis business names
Daniel Wolfe for The Washington Post looked at the similar word choices across…
Online dating, who filters out what
With online dating apps, you’re able to filter out potential matches based on…
Bank Failures in the United States, Since 2001
These are all the failures since 2001, scaled by amount of assets in 2023 dollars.
Happiness and Meaning in What We Do
There are things that make us happy. There are things where we find meaning in the everyday. What are the things that give us both?
History of wars and power in Europe, animated from 1500 to present
Agar.io is a multiplayer game where people control cells in a Petri dish-type…
Pizza Exchange Rate
This is a story about pizza, geometry, and making sure you get what you paid for.
Total refugees from Ukraine, compared to other countries
Millions of Ukrainians (over three million as of this writing) have left their…
Vaccination rates compared against country wealth
Vaccine supply is only part of the equation. For The New York Times,…
Cycle of Many, a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans
This is a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans.