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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

Stata tip: Rotating y labels and y title and adjusting axis title position

We have the following time series: twoway (line ppp year if CEE==0, sort lwidth(*2) lcolor(midgreen)), /// graphregion(color(white)) /// xsize(10) ysize(7) /// title(...

Headed for recession? Two stock markets claim so

Chairwoman Yellen doesn't see the economy 'due' for a recession: "There is always some chance of a recession in any year, but the evidence suggests...