chart types

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✚ Chart Types or Visual Encodings – The Process 156

Welcome to issue #156 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m wondering if I were to start to learn visualization from the beginning, would I focus more on chart types or visual encodings? Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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Making Fewer Choices – The Process 133

Hi, Welcome to issue #133 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members where we talk about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m trying to reduce the number of choices when I work with data. But first, a quick note for all you ternary plot fans out there. I’m sure there are thousands, nay, millions of you. Maarten Lambrechts is back with a new...

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Video series on all the chart types

Jon Schwabish has a new book coming out: Better Data Visualizations. To kick things off, he’s running a video series on the many different chart types. There will be 50 videos released daily, each with an invited practitioner to briefly talk about what the chart is and how it’s used. They’re already 10 videos into it. Should be informative. Tags: chart types, Jon Schwabish, video

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✚ Use Established Chart Types, Because They’re More Straightforward (The Process 097)

Unique charts and visual encodings are worth exploring, but what about traditional charts? Also, a members' preview of a new chart catalogue. Read More

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Chart search popularity

Anna Vital, in collaboration with the Google News Lab, shows the search popularity of chart types, books about charts, and tools for charting. The project is called The Visualization Universe. It surprises me to see some chart types so high on the list, such as the Gantt chart and Ishikawa diagram, but maybe that’s more of an indicator of where I am in the visualization spectrum. Tags: chart types, Google

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