Modern Visualization: Chord Charts

Relationships in data are everywhere; from the products we buy to the places we go, relationships in data make sense out of seemingly random data.  Take for example a market basket analysis.  This type of analytics determines that products are likely to sell with other products, for example, peanut butter and jelly. The previous way to visualize this…

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Modern Visualization: Box Plot Charts

The average season is over 3,701 days long!  Don’t believe me; check the data.  Better yet, chart it using a modern visualization called a box plot. Okay; I misled you, but data can be misleading if we don’t properly represent the extremes of the data.  This data is the average season length in days of…

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Modern Visualization: Sunburst Charts

For every 10 people on earth, 1 of them lives on an island1.  That person has an excuse for not knowing about modern data visualization techniques.  For the rest of us, I would like to present: the Sunburst chart! Before we start visualizing data, we need to understand data hierarchies.  We will take the simple…

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Modern Visualizations: Packed Bubble vs Treemap

Modern Visualization Modern visualizations can be confusing.  There are usually multiple datapoints encoded into a single object.  In the previous post, we discussed the different type of data encoding and how we can use them to bypass the limitations of our short-term memory. I would like to demonstrate how we can make the most of data in the…

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Data Impression: 2 Concepts to Improve Data Comprehension

A column chart is the staple of data analytics.  Everyone has them.  Everyone knows how to read them.  But in a world of more information, can they leave a lasting data impression?What does the data above tell you?  Could the X axis be items?  Is the Y axis a quantitative value?  Believe it or not,…

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