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R data structures for Excel users

Introducing yourself to R as an Excel user can be tricky, especially when you don’t have much programming experience. It requires that you switch from one mental model of the data that exists in an interactive spreadsheet to one that exists in vectors and lists. Steph de Silva provides a translation of these data structures for Excel users. Tags: Excel, R

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12 Days of ChaRt-mas

As everyone has already checked out for the rest of the year, I'm going to mess around with R to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas and nobody can stop me. Read More

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[For Members] How to Arrange Small Multiples in a State Map Grid Layout in R

Combining small multiples with the grid layout can make for an intuitive geographic reference. Read More

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[For Members] Compact Ways to Visualize Distributions in R

For when you want to show or compare several distributions but don't have a lot of space. Read More

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[For Members] Getting Started with Network Graphs in R

Add the vertices. Connect them with edges. Repeat as necessary. Read More

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[For Members] How to Make (and Animate) a Circular Time Series Plot in R

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. Read More

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[For Members] How to Make a Semicircle Plot in R

It's the half cousin of the bubble plot with less overlap and more straight edges. Read More

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Members Only: How to Make a State Grid Map in R

Something of a cross between a reference table and a map, the state grid provides equal space to each state and a semblance of the country to quickly pick out individual states. Read More

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Members Only: How to Make Animated Line Charts in R

Sometimes it's useful to animate the multiple lines instead of showing them all at once. Read More

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Members Only: How to Make a Multi-line Step Chart in R

For the times your data represents immediate changes in value. Read More

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