Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers hit a crazy game-winner the other night. The game was tied, the clock was winding down, and Lillard pulled up from a thousand feet away for the win. Lillard’s straight-faced reaction was as good as the shot. Here’s how that shot matches up with all of the other threes Lillard has made during his playoff career: Just nuts. The R code, in case you’re...
Visualize rankings over time instead of absolute values to focus on order instead of the magnitude of change. Read More
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
Also known as a Marimekko diagram, the mosaic plot lets you compare multiple qualitative variables at once. They can be useful, sometimes. Read More
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
A combination of a bivariate area chart, animation, and a population pyramid, with a sprinkling of detail and annotation. Read More
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