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Squeezing time
Easily Converting Strings to Times and Dates in R with flipTime
01 February 2018 | by Mathew McLean

Date conversion in R can be a real pain. However, it is a very important initial step when you first get your data into R…

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heated density plot
Using Heatmap Coloring on a Density Plot Using R to Visualize Distributions
29 November 2017 | by Tim Bock

Lots of different visualizations have been proposed for understanding distributions. In this post, I am going show how to create my current favorite, which is…

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Using Displayr
How to Format Numbers, Dates, and Time Using D3 HTMLWidgets in R
27 November 2017 | by Jake Hoare

If you have ever spent any time investigating where the cool kids play in the data visualization world you will know it is all about…

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How to Build a Geographic Dashboard with Real-Time Data
21 November 2017 | by Jake Hoare

In this post, I show how to build an interactive geographic dashboard using Displayr, Plotly and R. It is particularly fascinating in that it tracks…

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Linear Discriminant Analysis in R: An Introduction
11 October 2017 | by Jake Hoare

How does Linear Discriminant Analysis work and how do you use it in R? This post answers these questions and provides an introduction to Linear…

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Dashboard Design: 8 Types of Online Dashboards
03 October 2017 | by Tim Bock

What type of online dashboard will work best for your data? This post reviews eight types of online dashboards to assist you in choosing the…

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shepard diagram
Goodness of Fit in MDS and t-SNE with Shepard Diagrams
28 September 2017 | by Jake Hoare

The goodness of fit for data reduction techniques such as MDS and t-SNE can be easily assessed with Shepard diagrams. A Shepard diagram compares how far…

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Interactive infographic
How to Create an Interactive Infographic
26 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

An interactive infographic can be used to communicate a lot of information in an engaging way. With the right tools, they are also relatively straightforward…

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Visualization to Show a Single Number
12 Visualizations to Show a Single Number
20 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

Infographics, dashboards, and reports often need to highlight or visualize a single number. But how do you highlight a single number so that it has…

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Redundant elements on a chart
Improve the Quality of Data Visualizations Using Redundancy
20 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

Using multiple visual elements to represent one variable in a chart can increase accuracy and improve readability. This is called adding redundancy or redundant encoding and, if…

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alternatives to word clouds
7 Alternatives to Word Clouds for Visualizing Long Lists of Data
16 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

Creating a meaningful visualization from data with long lists can be challenging. While word clouds are often the popular choice, they are not always the…

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Chart templates using R
Create Chart Templates Using R Functions
14 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

R functions can be used to create chart templates, which keep the look and feel of reports consistent. This post gives step by step guide…

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automate emails using R
Automatically Write and Email Reports with R, SendGrid, & Displayr
11 September 2017 | by Tim Ali

This post explains how to use R to automatically write and send emails based on automatically computed analyses (yep, everything automated). This means that when…

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Great looking dashboard
Create and Update PowerPoint Reports using R
31 August 2017 | by Tim Bock

In my sordid past, I was a data science consultant. One thing about data science that they don’t teach you at school is that senior managers…

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Complex data visualization example
Layered Data Visualizations Using R, Plotly, and Displayr
30 August 2017 | by Tim Bock

If you have tried to communicate research results and data visualizations using R, there is a good chance you will have come across one of…

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Analyzing Google Trends Data in R
24 August 2017 | by Jake Hoare

Google Trends shows the changes in the popularity of search terms over a given time (i.e., number of hits over time). It can be used…

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Choice Simulator
How to Create an Online Choice Simulator
22 August 2017 | by Tim Bock

The seven steps to create an online choice simulator are detailed in the post. In addition, an interactive example of a choice simulator is provided…

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correspondence analysis example
Understanding the Math of Correspondence Analysis
08 August 2017 | by Tim Bock

If you’ve ever wanted a deeper understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes of correspondence analysis, then this post is for you. Correspondence analysis…

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