Articles by bridgewater

Word cloud alternatives

April 16, 2012 | bridgewater

Here is an alternative to word clouds that makes it easier to get insights, but also has some of the aesthetic appeal of the traditional word cloud. My first attempt at this looked pretty bad and this is not too much better, but hopefully someone else will help improve it. ... [Read more...]

Using transparency for data count intuition

September 27, 2011 | bridgewater

This is an illustration of representing point count in a graphic using transparency. This is easy to do in ggplot2 if you use one of the barchart type of geoms.  However I think there are other situations where it would be useful to apply aesthetics based on point count. Since ... [Read more...]

Getting to know multivariate data

July 25, 2011 | bridgewater

psych::pairs.panels and corrgram::corrgram using mtcars data Core Ideas: multivariate modeling is challenging pair plots make it easy to get a quick understanding of each variable and the relationships between them Multivariate analysis and modeling can be really challenging. Getting the job done well requires you to know ... [Read more...]

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