Tutorials

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✚ How to Make Ternary Plots in R, with ggplot2

When you want to compare between three parts of your data, ternary plots might be a good option. Here is how to make them. Read More

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✚ How to Make Small Multiples in Excel

Also known as trellis charts, lattice chart, or whatever you want to call them, the technique lets you compare several categories in one view. Read More

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✚ How to Make an Animated Beeswarm Chart

Beeswarm charts are useful to highlight individual categories or entities. Animating them can help highlight change over time. Read More

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✚ How to make Marimekko Charts in Excel

Marimekko charts, or mosaic plots, allow you to compare categories over two quantitative variables. Read More

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✚ How to Make Symbol-based Glyph Charts, with R Examples

Using geometric shapes as an encoding can provide another dimension to your charts. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Heatmap in Excel

Heatmaps quickly translate data tables into a visual form, making them a great tool to explore a new dataset. Read More

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✚ How to Untangle a Spaghetti Line Chart (with R Examples)

Put multiple time series lines on the same plot, and you quickly end up with a mess. Here are practical ways to clean it up. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Customized Excess Mortality Chart in Excel

Show current evolution against expected historical variability and add one or more series that could account for the difference. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Spiral Chart in R

Using a spiral might not be the best way to encode data. But here's how to do it anyway. Just in case. Read More

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✚ How to Make Difference Charts in Excel

Also known as a bivariate area chart, the plot type focuses on the comparison between two time series. Read More

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