Strength in Numbers
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✚ How to Make a Cartogram with Packed Circles in R

In making an ever-important comparison between McDonald’s locations and golf courses in the United States, I wanted to use Dorling cartograms to show counts and which was more common in a given location. But my data wasn’t shaped quite right, so I broke it down and used parts of previous projects and tutorials. Become a member for access to this —...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 21:39
What happened to Japantown in San Francisco when residents were forced out by executive order

In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt mandated that those of Japanese descent be sent to prison camps. Through the lens of recently released Census records, the San Francisco Chronicle examined the impact of forcing thousands of residents out of their homes. Over nearly a year, the Chronicle collected and analyzed this data, seeking to understand just...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:54
Scented products with potentially harmful ingredients

For Bloomberg, Daniela Sirtori, Madeline Campbell, and Marie Patino do some product counting: Data collected by the California Department of Public Health showed 108 potentially harmful substances listed as fragrance ingredients in everyday products ranging from face wash to conditioner, a Bloomberg analysis of database entries as of Feb. 6 found....

Tue Apr 16, 2024 14:11
Chartr was acquired by Sherwood Media

I missed this announcement at the end of last year: Sherwood Media, LLC has added U.K.-based Chartr Limited, a data-driven media company and newsletter publisher, to its portfolio through an acquisition by Robinhood Markets, Inc. Chartr’s visual storytelling turns complex data into easy-to-understand narratives, and will now give the tens of millions...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:10
Teenage adversity that carries into adulthood

The National Longitudinal Surveys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are unique in that they run long-term to survey the lives of individuals for decades. For The Pudding, Alvin Chang visualized survey responses to show how adversity as a teenager carries into adulthood. Each person icon represents a respondent and the collective bar chart stacks...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:36
Visualize This, Second Edition: Updating a Visualization Guide for My Past Self

A decade and a half ago, I wrote the first edition of Visualize This as a how-to guide to my past self. It was for someone who was familiar with visualization but was stuck on the part where it’s time to make and design charts with your own data. What tools should you use? How do you use them? How do you get from rough sketch to finished graphic?...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:41

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