Introducing compareBars: Simplify comparative bar charts

In data visualization, less is often more, and the best advice is almost always “simplify simplify”. When viewing a chart, the viewer’s attention should be immediately drawn to something worth emphasizing: an outlier, a contrast, a pattern, etc. The less elements on the page the better. [Read More]
Tags: R dataviz

Reproducing a Mike Bostock d3.js Specialty with ggplot2

Mike Bostock is the Pontifex Maximus of data visualization. As a d3.js novice, I spend hours each week poring over his creations over at Observable HQ, a brilliant new medium to share compelling data visualizations and quantitative analysis. And because, as they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery,... [Read More]
Tags: R ggplot