General visualization principles for social scientists

  1. An Economist's Guide to Visualizing Data by Jonathan A. Schwabish [Form and Function post]
  2. Using Graphs Instead of Tables in Political Science by Jonathan P. Kastellec and Eduardo L. Leoni
  3. Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data by Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer
  4. Data Science lectures at Harvard (CS109)


A package for matching country codes.

Subjective advice

Does the chart need to be interactive?


Some tips and resources posted here.

D3, Python, and other


Misc. resources

Relevant examples

  • R Bloggers: Improved net stacked distribution graphs