Dot Plot

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

How to Make Dot Timelines in R

For when you want to show the occurrence of events over time.

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…

Ask the Question, Visualize the Answer

Let's work through a practical example to see how asking and answering questions helps guide you towards more focused data graphics.

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…

Working on Tips, by State

What percentage of a waiter and waitress's income comes from tips and what comes from salary? The calculation isn't straightforward but we can try.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Finding the craft beer capital of America

You had me at craft beer. Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding looks for…

Looking for more affordable homes and better schools in the suburbs

Families often move out of the city to the suburbs for more affordable…

Public versus experts, gun control

With this scatterplot, Quoctrung Bui and Margo Sanger-Katz for The Upshot describe where…

Life transition seen through music listening

Quantified Selfie is a project to find narratives in an individual’s personal dataset.…

Lower socioeconomic status linked to lower education attainment

The Upshot highlights research from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis that…

How to Make Dot Plots in R

It's easy to draw dots. The challenge is to make them meaningful and readable.

Top 1% earners versus bottom 90%

Quoctrung Bui for Planet Money plotted average income for the top one percent…

Alcohol consumption per drinker

We’ve seen rankings for alcohol consumption per capita around the world. These tend…

How to Make a Connected Scatter Plot

The combination of a time series chart and a scatter plot lets you compare two variables along with temporal changes.

Brand sentiment showdown

There are many brands on Twitter that exist to uphold an image of…

Driving habits and gas prices shift into reverse

Hannah Fairfield of the New York Times looks at driving habits and gas…