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Data Stories: Create and Understand Data Visualizations

How to create more effective data visualizations, avoid illegible charts, and read a scatterplot.

 

What Do You Need from the Data?

Flowing Data

When creating a data visualization, you need to decide what question(s) you are trying to answer. This article from Flowing Data explains how to refine your visualizations by choosing the right focus.

 

Piles of Lines

spaghetti plots

Displaying too many lines on one plot can make the resulting visualization impossible to read. This article demonstrates several techniques for clarifying this type of chart. 

 

Reading the Plot

scatterplot

Scatterplots can encode a lot of information, but how quickly can you read them? The Datawrapper blog walks you through several quick ways to gain insight from a scatterplot.

 

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