R is a powerful, open-source programming language and environment. R excels at data management and munging, traditional statistical analysis, machine learning, and reproducible research, but it is probably best known for its graphics. This guide contains examples and instructions for popular and lesser-known plotting techniques in R. It also includes instructions for using urbnthemes, the Urban Institute’s R package for creating near-publication-ready plots with ggplot2.
It can be harder to decipher is how Americans use their land to create wealth. The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure. July 31, 2018
Just a quick thought: I'm at the 2017 CAR conference these days. I'll be talking about communicating uncertainty with Mark Hansen and Jen ...
The current flatness of the curve shows investors expect mediocre growth.
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A few years ago, computer science whiz Chris Harrison created a beautiful visualization linking up every cross reference in the Bible. So, for example, if a verse in the New Testament referred back to a verse in the Old Testament, there was an arc drawn between the two chapters they were in (the vertical lines at the bottom represent the number of verses in that chapter): Amazing! Turns out there are 63,779 cross references in the Bible (and that many arcs in the image)! If it's any indication of how complex this image is, the high-resolution version is more than 100MB large. ... Now, computer programmer Daniel G. Taylor has taken all that data and turned it into a visual masterpiece. [Click headline for more...]
Manipulating data can be done in such a way, that although technically correct, it can then be displayed to appear to say something that is...
RAWGraphs works with delimiter-separated values (i.e. csv and tsv files) as well as with copied-and-pasted texts from other applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheets, TextEdit, ). It also works with CORS-enabled endpoints (APIs).
A new tool combines country-level and census data to reveal how people move across the planet.
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If sorrow were a landscape, here's how it would look from a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet.
Pete Warden is spot on about being sceptical of data, but it is data visualisation, not data science, where caution is most crucial
Solar energy production in the U.S. jumped by 49 percent last year, and wind energy by 16 percent, but we still have a long way to go.
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow - but in some cases ban - rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption
This is an ode to a data visualization I found on my box of tea. It's a perfect reminder of how we sometimes get carried away as marketers, especially as our tools make visualization easier.
How the spin we're accustomed to in the verbal rhetoric of politicians is being mirrored in the visual realm.
Click here for minimal script to generate this plot