My Favorite Graphs

December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

The important criterion for a graph is not simply how fast we can see a result; rather it is whether through the use of the graph we can see something that would have been harder to see otherwise or that could not have been seen at all. – William Cleveland, The ... [Read more...]

The Many Uses of Q-Q Plots

March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

My last four posts have dealt with boxplots and some useful variations on that theme.  Just after I finished the series, Tal Galili, who maintains the R-bloggers website, pointed me to a variant I hadn’t seen before.  It's called a bee...
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Boxplots & Beyond IV: Beanplots

March 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

This post is the last in a series of four on boxplots and some of their extensions.  Previous posts in this series have discussed basic boxplots, modified boxplots based on a robust asymmetry measure, and violin plots, an alternative that essentia...
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Boxplots and Beyond III: Violin Plots

February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

This post is the third in a series of four on boxplots and closely related data visualization techniques for comparing subsets of a dataset, or comparing different datasets that we hope or expect to be similarly distributed.  The previous two post...
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Boxplots and Beyond – Part II: Asymmetry

February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

In my last post, I discussed boxplots in their simplest forms, illustrating some of the useful options available with the boxplot command in the open-source statistical software package R.  As I noted in that post, the basic boxplot is both useful...
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Data Visualization and R Programming Books (Updated)

January 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Download "Getting Started with the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit" (pdf, 1.25 megabytes) Download the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit Download Code Like A Pirate - The #rstats Appliance from the SUSE Gallery Disclosure As you probably ... [Read more...]

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