Dots are placed in an x-y coordinate system, based on two variables. The plot is often used when it is thought that the variables are correlated.
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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?
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.
Shifts in time on the Doomsday Clock
The Doomsday Clock is a metaphorical clock that symbolizes a catastrophic end to…
Happiness and Meaning in What We Do
There are things that make us happy. There are things where we find meaning in the everyday. What are the things that give us both?
Names that are more dog or more human
There appears to be a trend of using human names for pets. Alyssa…
Who pays for Twitter
Twitter Blue is a subscription service from Twitter that primarily provided premium features…
Estimating the condition of the economy
Measuring the condition of the economy is tricky, because there are many parts…
More friendships between rich and poor might mean less poverty
Recently published in Nature, research by Chetty, R., Jackson, M.O., Kuchler, T. et…
U.S. still the outlier for gun homicide rate
This chart from The New York Times, based on estimates from Our World…
A test for a potentially flawed study on randomness and age
In 2017, a study posited that human behavior complexity peaks at age 25…
Possible cheating seen in a scatterplot
When plotting Russian election results, a structured grid patterns appear. From The Economist:…
Historical context for the heat in the Pacific Northwest
It’s been hot in the Pacific Northwest the past few days. NYT’s The…
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.
Voting and vaccination rate
Danielle Ivory, Lauren Leatherby and Robert Gebeloff for The New York looked at…