Intro Data Viz
What is data?
Data visualization: basic principles
Interviewing data: exploratory graphical analysis
Acquiring, cleaning, and processing data
Let's apply what we've learned so far
Processing data with R
Making static graphics with R
Principles of mapping
Making static maps
Making interactive maps
From R to interactive charts and maps
Animation: making GIFs and videos
1. Identify the categorical variables from this list: a) day of the week; b) height (metres); c) identifies as conservative or liberal; d) speed (mph); e) weight (lbs); f) speed (high, medium, low).
2. List five possible summary statistics (aggregate measures) for a continuous variable, with a one-sentence explanation of each. For example, sum is the result of adding together the values for all records in the dataset.
3. Explain what is meant by a negative correlation.
4. You suspect that children who get less sleep per night score worse on math tests because they are tired. When drawing a scatter plot of the data, what variable would you put on the Y axis, and why?
5. Under what circumstance might you draw a chart using a logarithmic scale for one axis?
6. List these visual cues in order of the accuracy with which values from the encoded data can be perceived, from most to least accurate: a) area; b) position (on an aligned scale); c) color/hue; d) length (not aligned).
7. You need to plot the split between the Republican and Democratic vote for every presidential election since 1980. What type of chart would you choose? Explain your choice.
8. You are encoding a continuous variable by the area of circles. If a value of 10 is represented by a circle of 4 pixels radius, what is the radius in pixels of a circle corresponding to a value of 40?
9. You need to represent two categorical variables using color. If you pick yellow for one variable, what would be a good choice for the second? Explain your choice.
10. What type of color scheme would you pick to represent percentage change in population by county between the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census: sequential, diverging, or qualitative? Explain your choice.
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