Learning to Data
Tutorials, Books, and Guides
Using geometric shapes as an encoding can provide another dimension to your charts.
Heatmaps quickly translate data tables into a visual form, making them a great tool to explore a new dataset.
Put multiple time series lines on the same plot, and you quickly end up with a mess. Here are practical ways to clean it up.
Show current evolution against expected historical variability and add one or more series that could account for the difference.
Using a spiral might not be the best way to encode data. But here’s how to do it anyway. Just in case.
Guides and Tips
We like to complain about how data is messy, not in the right format, and how parts don’t make sense. Reality is complicated though.
The data might exist on a single page or in a single file, but there’s always more to it. Take a step outside for a better view.
Your standard choropleth map shows geographic areas colored by a …
Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan promises a fun, non-boring introduction …
If you take away anything from The Visual Display of …