Tutorials

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✚ How to Use IPUMS Extraction Tools to Download Survey Data

Almost all of my visualization projects that use data from the Census Bureau comes via IPUMS. In this guide, I provide five steps to getting the data you need using their tools. Read More

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✚ How to Make Animated Visualization GIFs with ImageMagick

Using the library command-line gets you more flexibility to highlight the important parts of the data. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Polar Density Plot in R

With cyclical data, a circular format might be useful. Combine that with a smooth density to reduce noise, and you got yourself a plot. Read More

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✚ How to Make Baseline Charts in R

By shifting the baseline to a reference point, you can focus a line chart on relative change, which can improve the visibility of smaller categories. Read More

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✚ Getting Started with D3.js

Learn how to build a custom visualization using D3.js and get acquainted with the popular JavaScript library. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Moving Bubble Chart, Based on a Dataset

Ooo, bubbles... It's not the most visually efficient method, but it's one of the more visually satisfying ones. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Bump Chart in R

Visualize rankings over time instead of absolute values to focus on order instead of the magnitude of change. Read More

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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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