Tag Archives: visualization

How do I re-arrange??: Ordering a plot re-revisited

Several years back I wrote a two part blog series in response to seeing questions about plotting and reordering on list serves, talkstats.com, and stackoverflow.  Part I discussed the basics of reordering plots by reordering factor levels.  The essential gist was: … Continue reading

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Sentence Drawing: Function vs. Art

I recently was reading the book “Functional Art” and came across the work of Stefanie Posavec. Her Sentence Drawings (click here to see and click here to learn) caught my attention. Here is a ggplot2 rendition: From what I understand … Continue reading

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How do I re-arrange??: Ordering a plot revisited

Back in October of last year I wrote a blog post about reordering/rearanging plots. This was, and continues to be, a frequent question on list serves and R help sites. In light of my recent studies/presenting on The Mechanics of … Continue reading

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ggplot2 Choropleth of Supreme Court Decisions: A Tutorial

I don't do much GIS but I like to. It's rather enjoyable and involves a tremendous skill set. Often you will find your self grabbing data sets from some site, scraping, data cleaning and reshaping, and graphing. On the ride … Continue reading

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The Mechanics of Data Visualization

I recently presented about the mechanics of data visualization at the CLaRI Literacy Conference to a group of researchers, teachers and school administrators. The presentation is based on the work of Few (2012; 2009). While the presentation itself is not about … Continue reading

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Animations Understood

When I first saw a graphic made from Yihui’s animation package (Xie, 2013) I was amazed at the magic and thought “I could never do that”. Passage of time… One night I found myself bored and as usual avoiding work. … Continue reading

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Gradient Word Clouds

I like word clouds because they are visually appealing and provide a ton of information in a small space. Ever since I saw Drew Conway’s post (LINK) I have been looking for ways to improve word clouds. One of the … Continue reading

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Splitting and Combining R pdf Graphics

A question that often comes across various help lists is how to combine or split an output from an R graphics device. Maybe you have looped/combined multiple visuals into a single pdf to avoid cluttering your working directory and now … Continue reading

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