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A chart Hans Rosling would have loved

January 17, 2018
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A chart Hans Rosling would have loved

Kaiser Fung, of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, finds much to admire about this chart showing tremendous progress in social wellbeing across the globe over the last few decades.

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A look at how the New York Times readers look at the others

January 16, 2018
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A look at how the New York Times readers look at the others

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a popular chart by the New York Times on the impact of the Trump tax bill on middle-class households.

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A Smart Take on Election Maps

January 10, 2018
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A Smart Take on Election Maps

When maps are used to display data, there is often a discrepancy between the data being shown, which almost never relates to area, and the area of the different parts of the map. This is particularly common in election maps. This new map of votes in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cleverly combines geography and […]

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Excellent visualization of gun violence in American cities

January 9, 2018
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Excellent visualization of gun violence in American cities

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, appreciates data journalism on U.S. gun crime by the Guardian graphics team.

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Light entertainment: this looks like a bar chart

December 20, 2017
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Light entertainment: this looks like a bar chart

Long-time reader Daniel L. said this made him laugh. This prompted me revive a feature I used to run on here called "Light entertainment." Dataviz work that are so easy to ridicule that one wonders if they weren't just made...

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Light entertainment: this looks like a bar chart

December 20, 2017
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Light entertainment: this looks like a bar chart

Long-time reader Daniel L. said this made him laugh. This prompted me revive a feature I used to run on here called "Light entertainment." Dataviz work that are so easy to ridicule that one wonders if they weren't just made...

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Verging on trust

December 12, 2017
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Verging on trust

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp in New York City, finds omitted data in a chart used by Verge to illustrate the survey of attitudes toward social media brands.

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Verging on trust

December 12, 2017
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Verging on trust

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp in New York City, finds omitted data in a chart used by Verge to illustrate the survey of attitudes toward social media brands.

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Using a bardot chart for survey data

December 4, 2017
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Using a bardot chart for survey data

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, finds new ways to visualize market research data coming from a study of consumer attitudes toward Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft Google, and Twitter by Verge.

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The visual should be easier to read than your data

November 27, 2017
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The visual should be easier to read than your data

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why simple analysis should be illustrated using simple graphics.

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