Great Infographic

March 4, 2013

(This article was first published on Fells Stats, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This is a really great exposition on an
infographic. Note that the design elements and “chart junk” serve
to better connect and communicate the data to the viewer. The
choice not to go with pie charts for the first set of plots is a
good one. The drawbacks of polar representations of proportions is
very well know to statisticians, but designers often feel that
circular elements are more pleasing in their infographics. This
bias toward circular representations is sometimes justifiable.
After all, if your graphic is pretty then no one will take the time
to look at it.
Take a look:


To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: Fells Stats. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: Data science, Big Data, R jobs, visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL, Eclipse, git, hadoop, Web Scraping) statistics (regression, PCA, time series, trading) and more...

If you got this far, why not subscribe for updates from the site? Choose your flavor: e-mail, twitter, RSS, or facebook...

Comments are closed.


Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)