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Spike maps in R

Spike maps use the height of spikes to encode data geographically. The format provides a similar effect to frequency trails where the layering looks 3-D-ish, except spikes are typically centered on an area instead of running parallel. Anyways, like most visualization methods with a name, there is an R package for spike maps by Timothée Giraud. If D3.js is your jam, there’s also a solution for that. You can also...

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Interpolate your data for animation

The tweenr package in R, by Thomas Lin Pedersen, helps you interpolate data for easier animated transitions. tweenr is a small package that makes it easy to interpolate your data between different states, specifying the length of each change, the easing of the transition and how many intermediary steps should be generated. tweenr works particularly well with gganimate but can be used for any case where interpolation of data is...

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