A generalized form of the scatter plot, the dots can be placed in various coordinate systems.
Tutorials and Guides
Tornado Lines – Useful or Not? (The Process 088)
It looks like a tornado. It's messy. It's circular. It almost looks intentionally confusing. But how bad is it really?
How to Make a Multi-Series Dot Plot in Excel
Easily compare multiple categories and spot differences between two or more series.
How to Make Dot Plots in R
It's easy to draw dots. The challenge is to make them meaningful and readable.
Most common professional marriages
Susie Neilson for the San Francisco Chronicle compared the marriage of professions in…
Varying demographics within the Asian American population
We often hear about the Asian American community as one big group of…
Divorce Rates and Income
Divorce rates are tied to job security, age, and occupation, so it should make sense that we see a pattern when we plot divorce rates against income.
Population Growth and Seats Gained
The Census Bureau released state population counts for 2020. Here's how each state gained and lost population and seats.
Surprise, Less Happiness During Pandemic
Since 1972, the General Social Survey has asked people about their happiness. It never changed much — until 2020 happened.
Voting and vaccination rate
Danielle Ivory, Lauren Leatherby and Robert Gebeloff for The New York looked at…
Visualizing risk of Johnson & Johnson vaccine side effect
As the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pauses in the United States, Philip Bump…
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…
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…