Day 86 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning #jfdi

I’m doing some form of data visualization learning for 180 days because I need to #JFDI.  See post explaining how and why I’m doing this.
Code Learning:

Treehouse Back-to-Basics (again, not taking notes for basic review):

Going through Front-End WebDev

Reading and Learning Data Visualization Theoretically/Critically:

Reading Nathan Yau’s book Visualize This

91-108 Visualizing Patterns Over Time

Three Takeaways:

  • Zoom in and out on detail to look for what you want and to provide context over time p. 93
  • Discrete = people who pasted test each year -> scores don’t change, test on a date.  Temperature = continuous, always changing overtime.  p 93
  • Charts that help you visualize discrete data over time include:
    • Bar graph, stacked bar charts, point charts p. 113
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