Data Visualization – Part 2
A Quick Overview of the ggplot2 Package in R While it will be important to focus on theory, I want to explain the ggplot2 package because I will be using it throughout the rest of this series. Knowing how it works will keep the focus on the results rather... Read more
The Cocktail Guide v2.0
Revamped one of my earlier Tableau creations for submission to ‘Tableau Student Viz Contest‘. Posting here in case anyone’s interested in having a look.   Read more
What Makes a Good Data Visualization – a Data Scientist perspective
Data visualization has been a subject of many thousands of books, courses, and blogs. My course on data mining included a one-hour lecture on Data Visualization. However, since you, my reader, don’t have an hour to read this blog, here is a KDnuggets-sized summary of what makes a good data visualization... Read more
Data Visualization – Part 1
Introduction to Data Visualization – Theory, R & ggplot2 The topic of data visualization is very popular in the data science community. The market size for visualization products is valued at $4 Billion and is projected to reach $7 Billion by the end of 2022 according to Mordor Intelligence. While we... Read more
Making sense of facts, numbers, and measurements is a form of art – the art of data visualization. There is a load of data in the sea of noise. To turn your numbers into knowledge, your job is not only to separate noise from the data, but also to present... Read more
The number of letters in the word for each number
Just for fun, I generated these graphs of the number of letters in the word for each number. I really spent about 10 minutes on this (ok…possibly also another 40 minutes tweaking the plots):More languages!!I love how Spanish has a few super compact words: “cien mil” for 100,000 for... Read more
Game of Thrones as a Data Visualization
I came to know about Tableau a year back when I saw Adam McCann’s amazing viz. on GOT. Ever since then, I have been intrigued by the possibilities of Data Visualization. So creating this GOT viz. in Tableau one year from then is like coming a full circle. GOT... Read more
Bundle Buddy
When building a complex JavaScript application, it is common to minify code and bundle files together to optimize network requests so the app loads faster. A common pattern for complex and large applications is code splitting. Typically this breaks up the bundles by each route in your application so... Read more
Visualising Similarity: Maps vs. Graphs
The visualization of complex data sets is of essential importance in communicating your data products. Beyond pie charts, histograms, line graphs and other common forms of visual communication begins the reign of data sets that encompass too much information to be easily captured by these simple data displays. A... Read more
Everybody’s favorite show about bloody power struggles and dragons, Game of Thrones, is back for its seventh season. And since we’re such big GoT fans here, we just had to do a project on analyzing data from the hit HBO show. You might not expect it, but the show... Read more

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