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✚ How to Make a Cartogram with Packed Circles in R

✚ How to Make a Cartogram with Packed Circles in R

In making an ever-important comparison between McDonald’s locations and golf courses in the United States, I wanted to use Dorling cartograms to show counts and which was more common in a given location. But my data wasn’t shaped quite right, so I broke it down and...
easystats, an R package

easystats, an R package

The easystats R package in on my to-try list. easystats is a collection of R packages, which aims to provide a unifying and consistent framework to tame, discipline, and harness the scary R statistics and their pesky models. Apparently it’s been around since 2022, but...
✚ How to Make a Heatmap with Irregular Bins in R

✚ How to Make a Heatmap with Irregular Bins in R

Heatmaps in R usually require or assume a rectangular dataset with the same sized cells all the way through. Sometimes data is unevenly spaced though, in which case you can either reformat your data to squeeze it into a function, or you can draw it ad hoc. This...
✚ Why I Use R More than Python

✚ Why I Use R More than Python

Welcome to The Process, where we look closer at how the charts get made. This is issue #256. I’m Nathan Yau. The tool debate between whether to use R or Python for data visualization, and data analysis in general, is a useless one. Because R is clearly better. (I’m...