Visualization.

Easily Add Logos to a Correspondence Analysis Map in Q
17 May 2017 | by Tim Bock

You can take your correspondence analysis plots to the next level by including images. Better still, you don’t need to paste in the images after…

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Easily Add Images to a Correspondence Analysis Map in Displayr
17 May 2017 | by Tim Bock

You can take your correspondence analysis plots to the next level by including images. Better still, you don’t need to paste in the images after…

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Easily Add Images to a Correspondence Analysis Plot in R
17 May 2017 | by Tim Bock

You can take your correspondence analysis plots to the next level by including images. Better still, you don’t need to paste in the images after…

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Cluster analysis
5 Ways to Deal with Missing Data in Cluster Analysis
10 May 2017 | by Tim Bock

If you have ever tried to perform cluster analysis when you have missing data, there is a good chance your experience was ugly. Most cluster analysis…

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Where Pictographs Beat Bar Charts: Proportional Data
03 May 2017 | by Carmen Chan

Pictographs are exceptionally good for some types of data. In my earlier post, I discussed how they are great for showing counts. In this post, I show…

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Where Pictographs Beat Bar Charts: Count Data
Where Pictographs Beat Bar Charts: Count Data
03 May 2017 | by Carmen Chan

Pictographs are often subject to ridicule. They are seen to compromise interpretability in favor of glitz. They are only “for kids”: an undeserved reputation which…

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Ranking Plot: Main Cause of Death by Age
Ranking Plots: Illustrating Data with Different Magnitudes
02 May 2017 | by Tim Bock

Ranking plots, also known as rank flow plots, are particularly useful when comparing data that is complex or that differs in magnitude such as main cause of death by age.

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5 Ways to Visualize Relative Importance Scores from Key Driver Analysis
26 April 2017 | by Tim Bock

Key driver analysis techniques, such as Shapley Value, Kruskal Analysis, and Relative Weights, are useful for working out the most important predictor variables for some outcome…

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Scatterplots
Labeled Scatter Plots and Bubble Charts in R
26 April 2017 | by Tim Bock

The rhtmlLabeledScatter R package on GitHub that attempts to solve three challenges with labeled scatter plots: readability with large numbers of labels and bubbles, and the use…

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heatmap illusion
Too Hot to Handle? The Problem with Heatmaps
13 April 2017 | by Tim Bock

Heatmaps are cool. Most people like them. They are so much prettier than a bar chart. The one below, created in Making your data hot:…

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chartjunk
The Secret of “Chartjunk”: Why Misleading Visualizations Aren’t Always Bad
05 April 2017 | by Tim Bock

There is a war in the world of visualization. It is about chartjunk. Designers like to create charts like the one above. Many data viz experts…

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Custom sankey diagrams
Creating Custom Sankey Diagrams Using R
29 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

I have previously shown how Sankey diagrams can easily be used to visualize response patterns in surveys and to display decision trees. Following on from…

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Sankey diagram for analyzing survey routings, skips, filters, and response patterns
Visualize Response Patterns and Survey Flow Using Sankey Diagrams
29 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

If you have spent much time analyzing survey data, then you have probably spent a lot of time validating it. This normally entails checking that the number…

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Making Your Data Hot: Heatmaps for the Display of Large Tables
22 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

Sometimes tables are just too big to read. The table below shows the personality attributes that people associate with different iconic brands. A table too…

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It Is Not the Size That Counts: Small Visualizations Are Preferable to Large Visualizations
16 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

All else being equal, small visualizations are better than big visualizations. There is no need to take my word for it. You can prove it…

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A Pie Chart for Pi Day: The Data Scientist Pie Eating Challenge
14 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

Today is national pi day. The number, not the food. As mentioned in a previous post, I love pie charts. And, as luck would have it, I recently chanced…

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Sankey diagram of a decision tree (classification and regression tree)
Decision Tree Visualizations using Sankey Diagrams
13 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

Sankey diagrams are perfect for displaying decision trees (e.g., CHART, CHAID). I used to think that Sankey diagrams were just one of those cool visualizations…

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Why Pie Charts Are Better Than Bar Charts
07 March 2017 | by Tim Bock

Ok, ok, this blog’s title would be a bit more accurate if the word “often” appeared in the title.  In my defense, all the anti-pie…

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