Monthly Archives: April 2014

Verse 7 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

GROUP THEM IN A BIN CHRISTIAN {CHABOT} Bins are very handy for getting a deeper view into the distribution of your data. Bar charts are often used for binning; the heatmap is better suited to hierarchical data. You are easily able

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Verse 6 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

FRAME A PANEL DISPLAY JJ {JENSEN} Panel, or trellis views, are great for organizing hierarchies of information in a small space. This is similar to using bar charts for comparison; though not as compact. You are easily able to see general

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Do you have an open data strategy?

Government is opening up data in amazing ways. What is your company’s open data strategy? Start the discussion below… The Economic Impact of Open Data DATA Act passes Senate Mayor Walsh opens up Boston’s online data  

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Verse 5 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

GET THE SHAPES IN A ROW RAMON {MARTINEZ} Strip plots are great for organizing hierarchies of information in a small space. Ordering different size data sets is simple (a heatmap leaves lots of empty boxes). Size and color gradients are the

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Verse 4 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

MAKE IT AN XY ROBITAILLE {RYAN} XY scatter plots are my go-to favorite.  They deliver a high density of information with clarity! Location (xy) is the easiest and fastest visualization trait for us to interpret. You can immediately see clusters of

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