Visualization.

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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NPS column chart with sparklines
Using Sparklines to Show Trends in Bar and Column Charts
09 November 2017 | by Tim Bock

Adding sparklines to a line chart that has multiple series of data can vastly improve readability and interpretation. Line charts are one of the standard…

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The Psychology of Small Multiples
09 November 2017 | by Tim Bock

You confuse, you lose.  The point of using visualizations is to allow us to tap into our brain’s skill at interpreting visual complexity.  The human…

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simple dashboard
How to Create a Simple Dashboard in Displayr
17 October 2017 | by Tim Bock

How do you create a simple dashboard that is interactive without using code? This article shows you how to create a simple dashboard in minutes…

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Dashboard Design: Working with a Graphic Designer
11 October 2017 | by Natalie Brown

How do you work with a graphic designer so they can help make your online dashboard beautiful? Building a great dashboard requires lots of different…

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Machine Learning: Using t-SNE to Understand Middle Eastern Politics
06 October 2017 | by Tim Bock

The machine learning technique of t-SNE (t-distributed Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding) can summarize visualizations and extract additional insight from them. In this post, I illustrate this using a visualization…

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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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Using Displayr
Displayr Dashboard Showcase
22 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

This post provides examples of different types of Dashboards created in Displayr. For each dashboard you can both view the dashboard in View mode (the…

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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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Using Displayr
Automatically Update Dashboards in Displayr
11 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

Dashboards and data can be automatically updated in Displayr. A key benefit of using Displayr, instead of traditional data science programs, is that it can…

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Dimensionality Reduction Using t-SNE
05 September 2017 | by Jake Hoare

t-SNE is a machine learning technique for dimensionality reduction that helps you to identify relevant patterns.  The main advantage of t-SNE is the ability to…

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Using Scatterplots to Chart Trends in Displayr
01 September 2017 | by Jake Hoare

A scatterplot is a great way to visualize two numeric variables from a data set. In this post I describe how to extend a basic…

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