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Data Stories: Candy, Costumes, and Tutorials for Halloween

See which candy sells the most, how to chart the quality of Halloween television episodes, and how to visualize what costumes were most popular last year.


What Are You Handing Out? provides this fun map of the best-selling candies leading up to Halloween. In the full interactive version, you can hover over a state to see the top three contenders.


Halloween on the TV Screen

The author of this article used statistical tests on data from to find out whether Halloween-themed television episodes had higher ratings than average.


Charting Costume Trends with R

Ready to do your own visualization? This in-depth tutorial demonstrates how to explore raw costume trend data with R and then take it all the way to a final data visualization.


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