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Hatching image effect in R

Here’s a fun thing to try in R. Jean Fan posted some code snippets where you can load an image file and the result uses a hatching technique to recreate the image with shapes. See also: Using the traveling salesman problem to re-sketch images. Tags: hatching, R

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✚ How to Make Dot Timelines in R

For when you want to show the occurrence of events over time. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Mosaic Plot in R

Also known as a Marimekko diagram, the mosaic plot lets you compare multiple qualitative variables at once. They can be useful, sometimes. Read More

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✚ How to Make Animated (GIF) Heatmaps in R

Using color as the visual encoding, show changes over time in two dimensions. Read More

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✚ Tufte Tweet Follow-up; Visualization Tools and Resources Roundup for December 2018

Edward Tufte criticized R for not being able to do some things typographically. It came in a tweet and was likely misunderstood. I got a clarification from the man himself. Read More

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✚ How I Made That: Animated Difference Charts in R

A combination of a bivariate area chart, animation, and a population pyramid, with a sprinkling of detail and annotation. Read More

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✚ How to Make Frequency Trails in R

Also known as ridgeline plots, the method overlaps time series for a 3-D-ish view of the data. While perhaps not the most visually efficient, the allure is undeniable. Read More

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✚ How to Make Better-Looking, More Readable Charts in R

Defaults are generalized settings to work with many datasets. This is fine for analysis, but data graphics for presentation benefit from context-specific design. Read More

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✚ Wrong Tool, Right Tool, More Tools for Visualization

Welcome to the new members-only newsletter: The Process. In this first update, a certain data graphics expert seems to really dislike R, which prompts a look into the visualization tools we use and what one might get out of a bigger toolbox. Read More

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[Members Only] How to Visualize Ranges of Data in R

When you want to focus on the magnitude of differences between low and high values, use visual cues that highlight distance. Read More

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