Packed Bubble Chart
Circle size represents data like with a bubble chart, but there is typically no x-y axis. Instead position often represents grouping or is used to maximize space.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Animate Packed Circles in R
Pack circles, figure out the transitions between time segments, and then generate frames to string together.
How to Make Bubble Clusters in R
Represent individual counts with grouped units to make data feel less abstract.
How to Use Packed Circles in R
Adjust coordinates, geometries, and encodings with packed circles to make various types of charts.
Happiness and Meaning in What We Do
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History of wars and power in Europe, animated from 1500 to present
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Cycle of Many, a 24-hour snapshot for a day in the life of Americans
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How vaccines can make a difference with the Delta variant
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Visualizing GitHub repos
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Counting Happiness and Where it Comes From
Researchers asked 10,000 participants to list ten things that recently made them happy. I counted and connected the dots.
See if you live in a political bubble
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Defining “essential worker” to distribute vaccine
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School diversity visualized with moving bubbles
The Washington Post visualized 13,000 school districts to show the change in diversity…
Brexit voting divisions
The Economist charted the divisions within political parties using Brexit votes as proxy.…
Products with tariffs in the trade war
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