Tutorials

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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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✚ How to Make an Interactive Map of Geographic Paths

With latitude and longitude coordinates, there are a number of ways to map geographic data using D3.js and Leaflet. 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 an Animated Pyramid Chart with D3.js

Compare distributions side-by-side with a pyramid chart. Observe the change over the years by animating it. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Tiled Bar Chart with D3.js

Show individual data points by splitting bars into smaller cells. 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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[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] 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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[Members Only] How to Make Chord Diagrams in R

Show connections in the circular layout for a more compact presentation. Read More

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[For Members] How to Make Unit Charts with Icon Images in R

Make the unit chart less abstract with icons that represent the data, or use this in place of a bar chart. Read More

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