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DataViz Critique

Earlier this week, I attended the one day “Stats for America” conference at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was an interesting conference that focused on the use and communication of data and analyses from several federal agencies. My primary…

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The Chart Styles Excel Add-In

The primary workflow of many organizations goes through the Microsoft Office system. They use PowerPoint for presentations, Word for documents and reports, and Excel for data analysis and visualization. For some of these organizations, applying their branding styles and guidelines…

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Arc-Dot Chart in Excel

A couple of weeks ago, I started making the graphs in the Financial Times’ Visual Vocabulary in Microsoft Excel. Based on the Graphic Continuum work I’ve done with Severino Ribecca, the FT’s Visual Vocabulary contains about 70 graphs with a…

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A Tile Grid Map of DC

My affinity for tile grid maps is well documented. I think there a nice alternative to the standard choropleth map and even though they introduce their own geographic distortions (such as South Carolina placed to the east of North Carolina),…

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