Posts Tagged ‘ Bar chart ’

Lop-sided precincts, a visual exploration

October 17, 2017
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Lop-sided precincts, a visual exploration

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts, a leading data visualization blog, and Principal Analytics Prep, a premier data analytics bootcamp, discusses and remakes a Washington Post chart showing lop-sided precincts in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.

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Excel is the graveyard of charts, no!

October 5, 2017
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Excel is the graveyard of charts, no!

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts blog and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, encourages Excel users to work harder at making nice data graphics.

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The salaries are attractive but the chart isn’t

August 29, 2017
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The salaries are attractive but the chart isn’t

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, was impressed by the salaries but not by the visualization of engineering salaries in an IEEE journal.

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Details, details, details: giving Zillow a pie treatment

August 22, 2017
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Details, details, details: giving Zillow a pie treatment

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, takes a detailed look at a Zillow chart, showing underwater homes and delinquent mortgages. Surprisingly, pie charts work well here.

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Speed demon quartered and shrunk

August 14, 2017
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Speed demon quartered and shrunk

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains how Microsoft distorted and exaggerated the relative speed of its Edge browser relative to competition

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Starstruck and doubled over: losing poise over Indian charts

August 9, 2017
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Starstruck and doubled over: losing poise over Indian charts

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junkcharts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why two simple charts from the press in India confused and annoyed readers, offering alternative versions that make a greater impact.

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Another simple Excel chart needs help

July 24, 2017
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Another simple Excel chart needs help

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, takes apart an Elon Musk chart, created using some Excel defaults.

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This one takes time to make, takes even more time to read

July 18, 2017
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This one takes time to make, takes even more time to read

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why this Wired chart about Netflix viewing behavior is so hard to read, and offers an alternative focusing on a particular insight about the data

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The art of arranging bars

July 12, 2017
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The art of arranging bars

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, shows how to introduce variety into bar charts via colors, sort order and orientation.

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Joy Plots

July 11, 2017
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Joy Plots

Let’s talk about plots and joy. The Joy of Plots, if you will. Also, Joy Plots. Henrik Lindberg coined the term Joy Plot on the weekend , and it’s quite clever. Not only does it describe a plot of things people enjoy, it’s also a nice reference to that Joy Division album cover everybody knows […]

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