It looks like a bar chart, but it reads differently. The baseline is continuous instead of discrete categories, which allows one to see distributions.
Tutorials and Guides
Summary Statistics Tell You Little About the Big Picture
Mean, median, and mode. These are the first things you learn about in…
How to Read and Use Histograms in R
The chart type often goes overlooked because people don't understand them. Maybe this will help.
Income in Each State, Adjusted for Cost of Living
A dollar might not buy you as much in one state as it does in the other.
Distribution of unemployment at the tract level
We’ve been hearing a lot about national unemployment rate, but it’s not uniformly…
Relationships: The First Time…
When Americans had sex, moved in with someone, and so on. Often not average. Far from normal.
Americans are Growing Bigger
We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over several decades.
How Much We Eat vs. How Much We Need
On average, we use less energy as we age, and so we should eat less. We don’t always adjust soon enough though.
Shifting Parent Work Hours, Mom vs. Dad
Articles about stay-at-home dads and parents with even work loads might make it seem like dads are putting in a lot of hours in the household these days. Are they? How do they compare to moms' work hours?
Years You Have Left to Live, Probably
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.