National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Florence Nightingale and the Data Visualization Society. “On July 15th, the Data Visualization Society introduced their new online publication, Nightingale, named in her honor. The Society, itself a new community, was formed ‘to collect and establish best practices, fostering a community that supports members as they grow and develop data visualization skills’ and Nightingale will publish stories covering data viz techniques, design processes, and applications in a variety of fields.”
Solutions Review: The Ultimate List of 21 Free and Open Source Data Visualization Tools. “Searching for data visualization software can be a painstaking (and even expensive) process, one that requires lots of research and in some cases, a lofty budget. Thankfully, there are a number of free and open source data visualization tools out there.” Decent annotation for such a long list.
The Distant Librarian: Quick and Dirty Data Viz of Canadian Federal Candidates. “A couple of months ago I posted about using Flourish to build a bar chart race data visualization. Shortly after that Flourish had another blog post highlighting all the different ways their site could be used to visualize election data, and I’ve had it bookmarked waiting for another opportunity to experiment with the service. Earlier this week I learned of a wonderful new data set, Canadian Federal Candidates: 1867-2017, by Semra Sevi, and I gave it a go.”
Hongkiat: 20+ Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators. “Creating appealing and useful graphs require two things — good knowledge of statistics and a useful chart generator tool. While the former can be learned at school, for the later here are some of the best web services that allow you to create professional charts and graphs online. Let’s take a look at the list.”
The Distant Librarian: Thoughts on building my first bar chart race with Flourish. “If you’re on social media you’ve probably seen a bunch of bar chart races pop up in the past couple of weeks. The folks at Flourish have a good post chronicling the ‘new’ phenomenon. Even better, Flourish created a template which makes it pretty easy to build your own, so that’s what I did. Here are my thoughts on the process, along with some suggestions for making it even better.” I had never heard of bar chart races. Watch the video, it’s wild. And if you want more background, as Paul noted the Flourish blog post is a good place to start.
How-To Geek: How to Automatically Generate Charts in Google Sheets. “Google Sheets gives you a wide variety of free graphs from which to choose. Whether you want to use a pie chart or something a little more complicated like a radar chart, you won’t be disappointed with the options available.”
Curbed NY: Interactive eviction map shows where landlords are booting tenants. “A new interactive map tracking eviction rates across the five boroughs paints a stark portrait of the city’s housing crisis. The data visualizations, created by Acting Public Advocate and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s office, pulls data from the City’s Department of Investigations to pinpoint residential evictions across the five boroughs as a tool to guide advocates and policy makers conversation on how to slash the city’s eviction rate.”