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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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[Members Only] How I Made That: Nationwide Dot Density Map

I used a combination of existing tutorials and a bunch of shapefiles to map one dot per person. Read More

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Convert an image to LEGO brick shopping list in R

Every day you wish you could convert a picture of your family or a group of friends into a LEGO palette. Well wish no more. Ryan Timpe wrote a package that lets you input an image in R and get back a LEGO-ized version of it, along with an optimized, money-saving brick list. Dreams come true. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Tags: image, LEGO, R

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[Members Only] 3-D Printing: How to Prepare the Data in R

Moving your data from the digital screen to something more physical isn't as tricky as it seems. Here's how I did it. Read More

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Data, R, and a 3-D Printer

We almost always look at data through a screen. It's quick and good for exploration. So is there value in making data physical? I played around with a 3-D printer to find out. Read More

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Datasets for teaching data science

Rafael Irizarry introduces the dslabs package for real-life datasets to teach data science: [I] try to avoid using widely used toy examples, such as the mtcars dataset, when I teach data science. However, my experience has been that finding examples that are both realistic, interesting, and appropriate for beginners is not easy. After a few years of teaching I have collected a few datasets that I think fit this criteria....

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