At-a-Glance Patterns with Area Charts

Aug 27th, 2014 / Data Visualization
A few weeks ago I showed you how to create small multiples bar charts simply by creating a stacked bar chart in Excel with invisible white segments. In 5 minutes or less! Today’s strategy to use area charts takes a few minutes longer, but the result is worth it.
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From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under Five Minutes

Aug 6th, 2014 / Data Visualization
When social scientists like me have lots of data, we tend to put it in tables. There’s nothing wrong with tables. They contain infinite details within a finite and teeny space, and they give the reader freedom to draw his or her own conclusions about which details are worth paying attention to. Today I’m teaching you to take your data table and turn into a small multiples chart in under five minutes.
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