Monthly archive for August2014

At-a-Glance Patterns with Area Charts

At-a-Glance Patterns with Area Charts

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 takes a few minutes longer, but the result is worth it. The Original: A Data…

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From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under 5 Minutes

From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under 5 Minutes

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…

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