Posts Tagged ‘ Specialty plots ’

Fifty-nine intersections supporting forty dots of data

October 31, 2017
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Fifty-nine intersections supporting forty dots of data

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, borrows an idea from Ed Tufte to remake a data graphic by the Economist on income and wealth inequality across different countries.

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A long view of hurricanes

September 15, 2017
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A long view of hurricanes

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a nice chart showing 30 years of hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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The less-is-more story, and its meta

June 27, 2017
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The less-is-more story, and its meta

Kaiser Fung, author of Junk Charts and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, uses a graphic by Charles Schwab to illustrate the virtue of less is more in data visualization

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Some like it packed, some like it piled, and some like it wrapped

June 16, 2017
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Some like it packed, some like it piled, and some like it wrapped

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, discusses chart innovations by Stephen Few and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland.

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What do we think of the "packed" bar chart?

June 7, 2017
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What do we think of the "packed" bar chart?

Xan Gregg - my partner in the #onelesspie campaign to replace terrible Wikipedia pie charts one at a time - has come up with a new chart form that he calls "packed bars". It's a combination of bar charts and...

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Light entertainment: Colorful circle of life

March 28, 2017
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Light entertainment: Colorful circle of life

World Economic Forum can do better than this...

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Making the world a richer place #onelesspie #PiDay

March 14, 2017
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Making the world a richer place #onelesspie #PiDay

Xan Gregg and I have been at it for a number of years. To celebrate Pi Day today, I am ridding the world of one pie chart. Here is a pie chart that is found on Wikipedia: Here is the...

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Here are the cool graphics from the election

November 10, 2016
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Here are the cool graphics from the election

There were some very nice graphics work published during the last few days of the U.S. presidential election. Let me tell you why I like the following four charts. FiveThirtyEight's snake chart This chart definitely hits the Trifecta. It is...

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Lining up the dopers and their medals

August 25, 2016
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Lining up the dopers and their medals

The Times did a great job making this graphic (this snapshot is just the top half): A lot of information is packed into a small space. It's easy to compose the story in our heads. For example, Lee Chong Wai,...

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Raining, data art, if it ain’t broke

June 22, 2016
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Raining, data art, if it ain’t broke

Via Twitter, reader Joe D. asked a few of us to comment on the SparkRadar graphic by WeatherSpark. At the time of writing, the picture for Baltimore is very pretty: The picture for New York is not as pretty but...

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