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
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.
How vaccines can make a difference with the Delta variant
We see percentages for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, and people can easily misinterpret…
Visualizing GitHub repos
Most people are familiar with the file-and-folder view. Sort alphabetically, date, or file…
Counting Happiness and Where it Comes From
Researchers asked 10,000 participants to list ten things that recently made them happy. I counted and connected the dots.
See if you live in a political bubble
Gus Wezerek, Ryan D. Enos, and Jacob Brown for NYT Opinion use neighborhood-level…