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A Detailed Guide to ggplot colors

May 15, 2019
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A Detailed Guide to ggplot colors

Once you've figured out how to create the standard scatter plots, bar charts, and line graphs in ggplot, the next step to really elevate your graphs is to master working with color. Strategic use of color can really help your graphs to stand out and make an impact. In this guide, you'll learn how to incorporate your own custom color palettes...

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10 Steps to Better Graphs in R

May 7, 2019
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Over the last 5 years, I have created a LOT of graphs. And let me tell you, they haven't all been pretty. But with each new graph that I've created, I've improved my knowledge of what works and what doesn't. And I've used that knowledge to develop a s...

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One Step to Quickly Improve the Readability and Visual Appeal of ggplot Graphs

May 3, 2019
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One Step to Quickly Improve the Readability and Visual Appeal of ggplot Graphs

There's something wonderful about a graph that communicates a point clearly. You know it when you see it. It's the kind of graph that makes you pause and say 'wow!'. There are all kinds of different graphs that fit this description, but they usually have a few things in common: Clarity: The message of the graph is clear Simplicity: Extraneous details...

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Detailed Guide to the Bar Chart in R with ggplot

May 1, 2019
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Detailed Guide to the Bar Chart in R with ggplot

When it comes to data visualization, flashy graphs can be fun. Believe me, I'm as big a fan of flashy graphs as anybody. But if you're trying to convey information, especially to a broad audience, flashy isn't always the way to go. Whether it's the line graph, scatter plot, or bar chart (the subject of this guide!), choosing a...

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Getting a Data Science Job is not a Numbers Game!

April 29, 2019
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Getting a Data Science Job is not a Numbers Game!

My First (Non Data Science) Job Search Let me tell you a story about my first job search. It was 2010, and data science jobs weren't really a thing yet. I'll get to that in a minute, but bear with me first because there's a point to all this. At the...

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A Detailed Guide to the ggplot Scatter Plot in R

April 24, 2019
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A Detailed Guide to the ggplot Scatter Plot in R

When it comes to data visualization, flashy graphs can be fun. But if you're trying to convey information, especially to a broad audience, flashy isn't always the way to go. Last week I showed how to work with line graphs in R. In this article, I'm going to talk about creating a scatter plot in R. Specifically, we'll be...

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Generating the Ultimate List of 41 Data Science Podcasts by Crowdsourcing Google Results

April 18, 2019
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Generating the Ultimate List of 41 Data Science Podcasts by Crowdsourcing Google Results

Confession time: years ago, I was skeptical of podcasts. I was a music-only listener on commutes. Can you imagine? But around 2016, I gave in and finally took the plunge into podcasts. And I'm so glad that I did. Since then, I've seen enormous benefits, all attributable at least in part to the podcasts I've listened to. I've improved...

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A Detailed Guide to Plotting Line Graphs in R using ggplot geom_line

April 16, 2019
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A Detailed Guide to Plotting Line Graphs in R using ggplot geom_line

When it comes to data visualization, it can be fun to think of all the flashy and exciting ways to display a dataset. But if you're trying to convey information, flashy isn't always the way to go. In fact, one of the most powerful ways to communicate the relationship between two variables is the simple line graph. A line...

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R Programmers Earn More than Python Programmers

April 14, 2019
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R Programmers Earn More than Python Programmers

At least globally, that is. According to the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, R users globally reported earning an average of $64k per year, $1k more than the $63k reported by Python developers. In the United States, that situation reverses, with ...

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R Programmers Earn More than Python Programmers

April 11, 2019
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R Programmers Earn More than Python Programmers

At least globally, that is. According to the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, R users globally reported earning an average of $64k per year, $1k more than the $63k reported by Python developers. In the United States, that situation reverses, with ...

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