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Dashing Data Viz - Issue 231
Curated news, articles and jobs related to Data Visualization.
March 28 2023
Hello and Happy Tuesday! :)
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Data Visualization Articles & Videos
Visualizing global temperature step-by-step
This is a follow up to my previous tutorial for visualizing organic carbon. The process is more or less the same, but it uses a different dataset, which has some extra considerations…
The Fed “DOT PLOT,” a Data Viz [Twitter Thread]
NERD ALERT: time for another thread about the Fed “DOT PLOT,” a Data Viz that I am a little obsessed with & think is super useful — IF you know what to look for…
Add data labels to column or bar chart in R
Here are multiple examples of how to add data labels to the column or bar chart in R if you are using the ggplot2 or plotly packages. You can add them in various positions, and it is good to know typical ones. In the case of plotly, interactivity and tooltips might be enough, but you can also add data labels…
Release 1.3.0 of Cosmos implements a bunch of new features making your work with graphs way more comfortable. Our personal highlight is the trackNodePositionsBy methods allowing you to continuously get coordinates for chosen nodes and render labels for them. We deliberately decided not to add labels rendering functionality to Cosmos itself to keep the library tiny. Instead we've created a separate package @interacta/css-labels that you can use along with Cosmos to add labels to your graph. Check out this CodeSanbox example for copy-pastable sample code…
Force Graph with Edge Bundling on Observable
I always wanted to use edge bundling on my #networkVisualization but couldn't find a reusable implementation, so I adapted one yesterday. Here is how you can use in @observablehq my reusable adaptation of d3.forceBundle…
Data Viz Today Podcast Episode 85: How to transform science into clear and welcoming graphics — with Jen Christiansen
In this episode, we dive into the world of scientific visuals with Jen Christiansen, Senior Graphics Editor at Scientific American and author of the new book Building Science Graphics. Jen shares when to consider including visuals in your work, the power of “welcoming gestures”, and the effectiveness of comics in explaining complex concepts. We also discuss collaboration, the strategic use of arrows, and how to keep your projects organized. Let's go!…
The Blast Effect: This is how bullets from an AR-15 blow the body apart
We are publishing these 3D animations to show the destructive power of the AR-15. The images may disturb some people…
There is something delightful about riding a bicycle. Once mastered, the simple action of pedaling to move forward and turning the handlebars to steer makes bike riding an effortless activity. In the demonstration below, you can guide the rider with the slider, and you can also drag the view around to change the camera angle…
escheR: Unified multi-dimensional visualizations with Gestalt principles
We introduce Gestalt principles to optimize spatial visualizations, specifically joint visualization of multi-dimensional data…
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