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3D Correspondence Analysis Plots in R Using Plotly

September 17, 2018
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Back in the “olden days” of the 1970s it was apparently not unknown for statisticians to create 3D visualizations using tinkertoys. For some inexplicable reason, the advent...

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Using R to Create Free Online Dashboards

September 12, 2018
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Using R to Create Free Online Dashboards

It is now possible to create public dashboards, based on R code, for free! To illustrate how it works, I’ve used the free version of Displayr...

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How to Create Sankey Diagrams From Tables (Data Frames) Using R

August 17, 2018
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Step 1: Create a Tidy data frame The very first step in creating visualizations is to get the data in a useful format. In the...

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Using Heatmap Coloring on a Density Plot Using R to Visualize Distributions

November 29, 2017
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Using Heatmap Coloring on a Density Plot Using R to Visualize Distributions

Lots of different visualizations have been proposed for understanding distributions. In this post, I am going show how to create my current favorite, which is...

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Dashboard Design: 8 Types of Online Dashboards

October 3, 2017
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Dashboard Design: 8 Types of Online Dashboards

What type of online dashboard will work best for your data? This post reviews eight types of online dashboards to assist you in choosing the...

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How to Create an Interactive Infographic

September 25, 2017
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How to Create an Interactive Infographic

An interactive infographic can be used to communicate a lot of information in an engaging way. With the right tools, they are also relatively straightforward to create. In this post, I show step-by-step how to...

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12 Visualizations to Show a Single Number

September 20, 2017
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12 Visualizations to Show a Single Number

Infographics, dashboards, and reports often need to highlight or visualize a single number. But how do you highlight a single number so that it has an impact and looks good? It can be a big...

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Improve the Quality of Data Visualizations Using Redundancy

September 20, 2017
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Improve the Quality of Data Visualizations Using Redundancy

Using multiple visual elements to represent one variable in a chart can increase accuracy and improve readability. This is called adding redundancy or redundant encoding and, if done right, it will improve the chances of a reader...

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7 Alternatives to Word Clouds for Visualizing Long Lists of Data

September 16, 2017
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7 Alternatives to Word Clouds for Visualizing Long Lists of Data

Creating a meaningful visualization from data with long lists can be challenging. While word clouds are often the popular choice, they are not always the best option. This post illustrates seven alternatives to word clouds...

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Create Chart Templates Using R Functions

September 14, 2017
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R functions can be used to create chart templates, which keep the look and feel of reports consistent. This post gives step by step guide on how to create chart templates using R functions. R...

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