What if you want to show a comparison but can’t bring yourself to draw another bar graph? I don’t ask this question lightly. A bar graph or a line graph can illustrate the vast majority of data; they’re the two workhorses of the dataviz world. But let’s be honest: bar graph after bar graph gets […]
Broadly speaking, data comes in two flavors: quantitative and qualitative. Quantitative data includes numerical values (you know, like quantity). Qualitative data, on the other hand, is non-numerical – as in the quality of the information. Quantitative data is pretty straightforward. You’ve got numbers, you graph the numbers. Done and done. Qualitative data, on the other […]
I don’t mean to give you mixed messages here, but I have been known to be anti-graph from time to time. You see, at some point you’ll probably be hit by the perfect storm of fascination with data visualization and excitement in your budding graphing prowess, and go all-in on graphing. It’s the data equivalent […]
In this, the most eatingest of seasons, I present to you the classic quandary of our time: pies or donuts?