Visualizing Kickstarter Projects with R

July 20, 2011
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Kickstarter, a social funding platform where individuals can chip in cash to get a worthy project going, just celebrated their 10,000th kickstarted project. Kickstart employee Fred Benenson recognized the achievement by visualizing the funding of music, design, art, game and many other kinds of projects using R and ggplot2. For example, here's a chart that shows the increasing rate at which money has been flowing into these projects from Kickstarter contributors:

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See more visualizations of the Kickstarter projects at the full blog post linked below.

Kickstarter blog: 10,000 Successful Projects

 

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