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My Personal Data Visualization Library

By | July 21st, 2011|Categories: 18 Books and authors, Authors and Books|Tags: |

There are many approaches to data visualization. Take well-know authors like Tufte, Cleveland, Ware, Few, Bertin or McCandless. There is some overlap, but they all approach data visualization from a different angle. That's great news [...]

Beautiful but Terrible Pyramids: Tableau Edition

By | July 12th, 2011|Categories: 11 Chart types: change over time, Chart Types|Tags: , |

Well, here is my first chart in Tableau, finally! After publishing my experiments with population pyramids (using Excel), I thought I could try Tableau Public with the same dataset from the US Census Bureau. Here [...]

Beautiful But Terrible Population Pyramids

By | July 4th, 2011|Categories: 11 Chart types: change over time, Chart Types|Tags: , |

These are the population pyramids (and half-pyramids...) of some more or less randomly selected countries. Each series displays population by age group (both sexes) in a given year, from 1981 (darker color) to 2050 (lighter [...]

Highest Mountains, Deepest Trenches, and a Doughnut

By | April 1st, 2011|Categories: 14 Effective design, Chart Types|Tags: , |

A while ago something broke inside me. My deepest held beliefs were shattered. I started drinking again. Absinthe. I love absinthe. 69% ABV. It started when I saw it. A glorious pie chart displaying growth rates. Growth! [...]

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