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Brand sentiment showdown
Why learning code for data is worthwhile
There are lots of tools that have come out in the past couple…
Infochimps R package for easy access to API
The data marketplace Infochimps recently expanded their API to include datasets such as…
RStudio: a new IDE for R that makes coding easier
I tweeted this out earlier, but people are really excited about RStudio, an…
Facebook worldwide friendships mapped
As we all know, people all over the world use Facebook to stay…
How to Make Bubble Charts
Ever since Hans Rosling presented a motion chart to tell his story of the wealth and health of nations, there has been an affinity for proportional bubbles on an x-y axis. This tutorial is for the static version of the motion chart: the bubble chart.
R is the need-to-know stat software
This Forbes post on the greatness that is R is being passed around…
How to visualize data with cartoonish faces ala Chernoff
The goal of Chernoff faces is to show a bunch of variables at once via facial features like lips, eyes, and nose size. Most of the time there are better solutions, but the faces can be interesting to work with.
How to: make a scatterplot with a smooth fitted line
Oftentimes, you’ll want to fit a line to a bunch of data points. This tutorial will show you how to do that quickly and easily using open-source software, R.
An Easy Way to Make a Treemap
If your data is a hierarchy, a treemap is a good way to show all the values at once and keep the structure in the visual. This is a quick way to make a treemap in R.
How to Make a Heatmap – a Quick and Easy Solution
A heatmap is a literal way of visualizing a table of numbers, where you substitute the numbers with colored cells. This is a quick way to make one in R.