Posts Tagged ‘ 16 ’

Attractive but hard-to-read graph could be made much much better

April 20, 2011
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Matthew Yglesias shares this graph from the Economist: I hate this graph. OK, sure, I don't hate hate hate hate it: it's not a 3-d exploding pie chart or anything. It's not misleading, it's just extremely difficult to read. Basically,...

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The R code for those time-use graphs

April 20, 2011
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By popular demand, here's my R script for the time-use graphs:...

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Trends in partisanship by state

January 24, 2011
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Matthew Yglesias discusses how West Virginia used to be a Democratic state but is now solidly Republican. I thought it would be helpful to expand this to look at trends since 1948 (rather than just 1988) and all 50 states...

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Cursed numbers ?

January 11, 2011
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Cursed numbers ?

In Lost, Hugo “Hurley” Reyes played the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 at the lottery, and ended up winning the $114-million jackpot. And over the ensuing weeks, everyone around him seems to suffer increasingly bad luck: Hurley’s grandfathe...

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Could someone please set this as the new R default in base graphics?

October 29, 2010
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par (mar=c(3,3,2,1), mgp=c(2,.7,0), tck=-.01) Thank you....

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World Economic Forum Data Visualization Challenge

October 28, 2010
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Jaidev Deshpande writes: The World Economic Forum recently posed a data visualization problem. The dataset is a survey of experts from the so called "Agenda Councils" of the WEF. Here are the details. The dataset primarily contains the experts...

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A use for tables (really)

October 27, 2010
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After our recent discussion of semigraphic displays, Jay Ulfelder sent along a semigraphic table from his recent book. He notes, "When countries are the units of analysis, it's nice that you can use three-letter codes, so all the proper names....

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A data visualization manifesto

May 31, 2010
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Details matter (at least, they do for me), but we don't yet have a systematic way of going back and forth between the structure of a graph, its details, and the underlying questions that motivate our visualizations. (Cleveland, Wilkinson, and....

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Some sort of update to ggplot2

November 22, 2009
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Jeroen Ooms writes: Here's a first version of a new web application for exploratory graphical analysis. It attempts to implement the layered graphics from the R package ggplot2 in a user-friendly way. This two-minute demo video demonstrates a ...

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What’s better than R for exploratory data plots?

April 13, 2009
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I use R for just about everything, including exploratory data analysis and graphics. The only other package with which I have any familiarity is Mathematica. I've been generally satisfied with R graphics, although there are things that I alway...

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