Visualization.

How to Set the Initial Zoom and Position of Geographic Maps
23 April 2019 | by Liz Kucko

Create a geographic map to your liking using the leaflet map package in Displayr Follow instructions on How to Make a Geographic Map in Displayr

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What’s Better Than Two Pie Charts?
02 October 2018 | by Tim Bock

Every year the famed venture capitalist Mary Meeker releases her Internet Trends, a tour de force PowerPoint presentation. It’s an influential deck – this year’s

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Using Colors Effectively in Sankey Diagrams
16 September 2018 | by Carmen Chan

Sankey diagrams are useful for visualizing relationships between variables. By applying different color schemes, we can highlight structures in the data.

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Using ‘Small Multiples’ Visualizations for Big Success
07 August 2018 | by Tim Bock

Small multiples make comparison easy and fix overplotting Look at the radar chart above. What does it tell you? If you spend enough time looking

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Smoothing Time Series Data
16 July 2018 | by Carmen Chan

For time-series data, you'll want to separate long-term trends and seasonal changes from random fluctuations. Find out which time smoother to use.

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Using Displayr
Charts versus Visualizations versus Plots: Which to Use When
04 December 2017 | by Matt Steele

Within Displayr, there are different ways of visualizing your data. Before jumping into the detail, we acknowledge that ideally there would be only one system. As

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

How to build an interactive geographic dashboard using Displayr, Plotly & R. This example is fascinating, tracking the actual position of military aircraft.

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Using Sparklines to Show Trends in Bar and Column Charts
09 November 2017 | by Tim Bock

Using sparklines in charts with multiple series of data improves readability by showing where are we today, movement since last time and long-term trend.

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

Good practice in data visualization is to use small multiples, allowing us to tap into our brain's skill at interpreting visual complexity.

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

As a graphic designer who designs dashboards, I give you all the tips, tricks, and guidelines for creating a dashboard that everyone will love.

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

A step-by-step guide on how to create an interactive infographic using an example from Canva, Displayr and R (the R code is included in this post).

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

How do you pick the best visualizations to represent a single number in an eye-catching and informative way? Here are 12 tried and true tips and ticks.

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Improve the Quality of Data Visualizations Using Redundancy
20 September 2017 | by Tim Bock

Accuracy and readability of visualization can be improved by adding redundancy, which is elements like color, shape, size, labels, and order.

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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

Seven alternatives to word clouds for visualizing data from long lists are illustrated. Examples are created using R and can be explored via a tool.

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

How to combine and format visual layers, elements, images and charts into one data visualization using R, Plotly and Displayr.

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Why Capability Trumps Character for Supporters of the US President
06 July 2017 | by Tim Bock

what do people want in a president? A new study finds supporters of Donald Trump believe that financial skills trump decency and ethics.

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

Pictographs are exceptionally good for displaying proportional data because they have an intrinsic scale and show quantities visually.

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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 ridiculed, but their bad reputation is not deserved. There are situations where pictographs are better than bar charts.

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