Tag Archives: visualization

An R function to map your Twitter Followers

I wrote a little function to make a personalized map of who follows you or who you follow on Twitter. The idea for this function was inspired by some plots I discussed in a previous post. I also found a … Continue reading

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Interview with Nathan Yau of FlowingData

Nathan Yau Nathan Yau is a graduate student in statistics at UCLA and the author of the extremely popular data visualization blog flowingdata.com. He recently published a book Visualize This - a really nice guide to modern data visualization using R, Illustrator … Continue reading

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Visualizing Yahoo Email

Here is a cool page where yahoo shows you the email it is processing in real time. It includes a visualization of the most popular words in emails at a given time. A pretty neat tool and definitely good for … Continue reading

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Spectacular Plots Made Entirely in R

When doing data analysis, I often create a set of plots quickly just to explore the data and see what the general trends are. Later I go back and fiddle with the plots to make them look pretty for publication. But … Continue reading

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Communicating uncertainty visually

From a cool review about communicating risk to people without statistical/probabilistic training. Despite the burgeoning interest in infographics, there is limited experimental evidence on how different types of visualizations are processed and understood, although the effectiveness of some graphics clearly … Continue reading

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Data visualization and art

Mark Hansen is easily one of my favorite statisticians today. He is a Professor of Statistics at UCLA and his collaborations with artists have brought data visualization to a whole new place, one that is both informative and moving.  Here … Continue reading

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