Learning to Data
Tutorials, Books, and Guides
Add the vertices. Connect them with edges. Repeat as necessary.
Also known as a polar plot, it is usually not the better option over a standard line chart, but in select cases the method can be useful to show cyclical patterns.
It’s the half cousin of the bubble plot with less overlap and more straight edges.
The histogram is my favorite chart type, but it’s unintuitive for many. So I’ve been using the less accurate but less abstract beeswarm.
When there are too many options or categories, it can be helpful to make the data searchable.
Guides and Tips
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