✚ Nonsense

Welcome to issue #207 of The Process, where we look closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and while munging, analyzing, and visualizing, I always want to know if what I’m seeing makes sense. If you just always assume the data is right, you’ll probably finish with garbage.

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✚ Munging Around

Welcome to issue #206 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, fully boosted and ready to go. This week I finished the data munging section of the upcoming Visualization in R course, and lately I’ve been munging much more than visualizing. It’s not the most glorious of tasks, but it is necessary.

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✚ Unrestricted Visualization

Welcome to issue #205 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and I come to you from a dark room in California, where I’ve turned off almost everything, in the hopes there are no more rolling blackouts during these record-setting days of high heat. This week, I’m looking back at how I got started with FlowingData and visualization, because I guess that’s what I tend to do when I’m in the dark and it’s hot outside.

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✚ Play With Your Data

Welcome to issue #204 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m in search of less work and more play, because too much of the former is tiring.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, August 2022 Roundup

Welcome to issue #203 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect tools and resources that help you make better charts.

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✚ Visualization for One

Welcome to issue #202 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and I’m visualizing data for one person and hoping for the best.

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✚ Edit the Chart

Welcome to issue #201 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m editing the details of a government-made chart, working within the limitations of the format.

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✚ Focus Change

Welcome to issue #200 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m interested in how a few lines and a color fill can change how others see a dataset.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, July 2022 Roundup

Welcome to issue #198 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect useful tools and resources to help you visualize data better. Here’s the good stuff for July.

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✚ Ambiguous Units of Measurement

Welcome to issue #198 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and I want chart labels with clear units of measurement.

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