Dot Plot

A generalized form of the scatter plot, the dots can be placed in various coordinate systems.

Tutorials and Guides

Examples

Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

We already looked at minimum wage over time, but when it comes to geography and income, you also have to consider the cost of living for a fair comparison.

Bats and outbreaks

For Reuters, Julia Janicki and Simon Scarr, with illustrations by Catherine Tai, show…

Car cost vs. emissions

Based on estimates from the MIT Trancik Lab, The New York Times plotted…

State restrictions and hospitalizations

The University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government defined an index to track…

Swings in the battleground states

For The Washington Post, Ashlyn Still and Ted Mellnik show the shifts in…

Redefining Old Age

What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition.

If the unemployed lose $600 per week

A $600 per week benefit expires for the unemployed at the end of…

Saving for Retirement and Age

People tend to have more money saved up over time, but range and variation also grow, and often it’s not enough.

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.

Readability of privacy policies for big tech companies

For The New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro plotted the length and readability of…

What Qualifies as Middle-Income in Each State

The meaning of "middle-income" changes a lot depending on where you live and your household size.

Higher turnout for midterm elections

Bloomberg charted voter turnout for the just past midterm elections, comparing 2018 against…

Millions of data points with deep scatterplots

Ben Schmidt uses deep scatterplots to visualize millions of data points. It’s a…

Cuisine Ingredients

What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.

Finding fake followers

This fake follower piece by Nicholas Confessore, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Richard Harris, and…

How your taxes will change

I’m pretty sure this is all that most people want to know. The…