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Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.
«There’s no need to rely on hues from all around the color wheel like ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ for your visualizations. It will look more professional – and therefore more trustworthy – when it only uses a few hues and their neighbors.»
Part of creating a choropleth map is to choose colors for our map. It seems simple.
Decision trees are the fundamental building block of gradient boosting machines and Random Forests(tm), probably the two most popular machine learning models for structured data. Visualizing decision trees is a tremendous aid when learning how these models work and when interpreting models. Unfortunately, current visualization packages are rudimentary and not immediately helpful to the novice. For example, we couldn't find a library that visualizes how decision nodes split up the feature space.
The world is huge; to get a clear idea of what our world is like, we have to rely on carefully collected, well documented statistics.
When we view objectivity and subjectivity as opposites rather than complements, we distort the empirical realities of data collection.
«This despair helps my students recognize an apparently banal assignment as a real design situation. It teaches them that data is created, not found; and that creating it well demands humanity, rather than objectivity.»
How to shape the narrative with graph manipulation without sacrificing your credibility. The art of tweaking graphs to better support your story.
These are the states that eat dinner the earliest and latest, along with everyone else in between.
Learn how to make charts and graphs more accessible.
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Data Editor, Guardian US. Trying to take the numb out of numbers, left with lots of ers. Email me… firstname.lastname@example.org
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