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?
State restrictions and hospitalizations
The University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government defined an index to track…
If the unemployed lose $600 per week
A $600 per week benefit expires for the unemployed at the end of…
Saving for Retirement and Age
People tend to have more money saved up over time, but range and variation also grow, and often it’s not enough.
Readability of privacy policies for big tech companies
For The New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro plotted the length and readability of…
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…
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.
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…
Lower socioeconomic status linked to lower education attainment
The Upshot highlights research from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis that…