Bubble Chart

Points are placed like in a scatter plot, but they are sized based on the square root of data values.

Words used to describe men and women’s bodies in literature

Authors tend to focus on different body parts for men and women, and…

School diversity visualized with moving bubbles

The Washington Post visualized 13,000 school districts to show the change in diversity…

Getting Started with D3.js

Learn how to build a custom visualization using D3.js and get acquainted with the popular JavaScript library.

How to Make a Moving Bubble Chart, Based on a Dataset

Ooo, bubbles... It's not the most visually efficient method, but it's one of the more visually satisfying ones.

Brexit voting divisions

The Economist charted the divisions within political parties using Brexit votes as proxy.…

After Marriage, How Long People Wait to Have Kids

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. Sometimes.

Products with tariffs in the trade war

The trade war started in January of this year when the administration imposed…

Day of the year companies stop paying women

One way to think about gender pay gap is to imagine women receive…

Waiting For a Table

A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant.

The words used by men and women to write about love

Josh Katz, Claire Cain Miller, and Kathleen A. Flynn for The Upshot plotted…

How to Make a Semicircle Plot in R

It's the half cousin of the bubble plot with less overlap and more straight edges.

Occupation Matchmaker

This is who marries whom, based on what one does for a living.

Married People Have More Sex

The relationship and dynamics change. Less lust, more companionship. Is that really how it works?

Floaty bubble charts with d3.js

D3.js, or Data-Driven Documents, version 4.0 was released a few months ago, so…

Working Parents

Here are the mothers and fathers who work like you.

Explorations of People Movements

A new data source gave rise to a different set of visualization projects. We see people.

Color names plotted against gender

A couple of years ago, xkcd ran a survey that asked people to…

Words used at the National Conventions

The elections season is in full swing, and the New York Times graphics…

How to Make Bubble Charts

Ever since Hans Rosling presented a motion chart to tell his story of the wealth and health of nations, there has been an affinity for proportional bubbles on an x-y axis. This tutorial is for the static version of the motion chart: the bubble chart.