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Geocoded node map visualizers?

I'm looking to create a map like the one below for shipment volume between cities (which I have geocoded). I found the image below created in Gephi, however I'm wondering what other tools exist that ...
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Quick Exploratory Analysis of Categorical Data

Does anyone know of a tool (preferably free) that does quick analysis of exploratory data mainly categorical with date. Using R and Python I can create time series and histograms, perform tests such ...
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Visualize comparison of two variables with small deviation in Tableau

What is the best way to visualize following variables: distributed around some high value with small deviation? Problem details: All the deviation is concentrated at the top of the chart, which is ...
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Creating Banners/Crosstabs Software [on hold]

Does anyone know of any user-friendly banner/crosstabs software that does not include a bunch of other unneeded features? I would like a program that does not require a huge learning curve (StatPac ...
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How to plot a linegraph in SPSS with respect to the data? [migrated]

Hi all, Above you'll see a line-graph plotted with SPSS. I want to improve this line-graph according to its data. Meaning that some elements are not presented correctly: (1) I deliberately ...
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Unsupervised learning algorithems to detect anomaly in waves

I have a sample of graphs (more then 10000...). that look like in the image below: I am searching an Unsupervised learning algorithems thet can help me to detect Anomaly observations. Here what i ...
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Singular Value Decomposition (data reduction) on non-numerical data

I have a large amount of data where each datapoint contains string valued attributes, for example: ...
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Customizing a graph with gray regions

I'd like to do a graph similar to this one with the gray regions to point the recessions in my graph. I have R and Excel and Stata, I'm simply trying to make it easy to distinguish the recessions by ...
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Which function can calculate my curve? [closed]

i have a question about a special curve. Can you please have a look at the following picture. What i already have is the diagram without the green curve. It is done with R. No I need to implement ...
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Create a density map with latitude and longitude

I am working on a data mining project for my class and would like to visualize some data. I basically have 20,000 instances and would like to create a density map based on house value. I have ...
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Should ROC and Precision-Recall axes be rotatated to 45%?

When we see a line plot it is almost always displays a causal relationship of a dependent variable on the y-axis plotted against the independent variable on the x-axis. However, ROC and P-R curves ...
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Transfer function in forecasting models - interpretation

I am occupied with ARIMA modelling augmented with exogenous variables for promotional modelling purposes and i have hard time explaining it to business users. In some cases software packages end up ...
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Alluvial diagram classification

How would you classify this diagram? To my mind it's probably best described as a static network time-series alluvial, but I'd appreciate a second opinion as all other examples I've come across (for ...
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What is the name of this cumulative plot?

This may come off as a silly question, but I am having a hard time identifying the name of the following cumulative plot. For example, say I have the following data: ...
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Is there a way to plot an average a set of time series that minimises 'temporal smearing'?

Let's say I have n time series datasets, each of which displays a very similar pattern—perhaps an essentially flat line with a pronounced bump somewhere in the middle—and I want to display them all ...
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Plotting a graph in R that features several dependent values for every independent sample point

A class has 40 students. Each student has submitted 14 homework assignments. Each submission was given a grade in the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, with 5 being the grade given to excellent submissions and 1 - ...
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graphical representation of fixed effects from lmer

I have run a lmer model in R: ...
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prediction from panel regression

My question is simple (code and data at the bottom): suppose I run panel data regression (fixed effects using first differences) and I want use the estimate to generate prediction for a given data (a ...
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Visualizing time spans on a timeline as a horizontal histogram / bar chart [migrated]

I have a csv table of 6 events and the time span of their occurrence. My variables are begin date, end date, and event-ID. I intend to create a horizontal histogram / bar chart visualization that ...
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What are some popular choices for visualizing 4-dimensional data?

Say I have the following four dimensional data, where first three can be considered as coordinates, and the last one can be considered as values. ...
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red lines in R pairs function [migrated]

I am wondering what the red lines in R pairs function are. pairs(USJudgeRatings, lower.panel = panel.smooth, upper.panel = panel.cor) What I am actually looking ...
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seqinr dotplot - change axis [migrated]

I have to datasets: seq1 and seq2 (DNA sequences). I wanted to do a dataplot, comparing the two sequences and placing a dot where the two sequences match. I was able to accomplish this using seqinr's ...
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Should we remove axis and use direct label on scientific chart?

Many people will agree with the Less is more gif. However, I read someone states that in scientific chart, you should not remove axis or use direct label. But I don't know why, I see no reason to ...
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Do I really need to put unit on the graphic?

I would like to add unit on this graphic: As stated in many sources, I should place as much of the required information within the figure itself. Unit is a (very) important information so therefore ...
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Comparing date ranges on one graph

I am having trouble figuring out how to display multiple date ranges, stacked on the same graph. I'm using c3js which has proven great so far, and relatively easy to get it to do what I want. The ...
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Data Research Tool For Statistical Analysis and Data Exploration

I'm about to embark on a data analysis project that will involve the following activities: Build a database that includes approximately 5 to 6 tables (sql) or collections(nosql) Building queries for ...
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What's the proper y-axis label for an empirical cumulative distribution plot in a publication?

Examples online typically write "F(x)", but that seems confusing to readers.
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In pie chart, where should legend be?

Should we put the legend on the side of the chart, or place it directly into the pie? Here are two example of this:
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Is there any use of having dual error bars in bar charts to show both descriptive and inferential statistics?

I would like to display information both about the distribution of the population and the certainty in the measurements in the same plot. Would there be any use of having dual error bars in a barchart ...
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How to plot the US maps with selected locations (longitude and latitude of the locations are known)? [migrated]

I've been struggling with the following R plotting of the US map and wonder if any of you have suggestions on how the plot should be done. Here is what I have tried: ...
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Y axes on the logit scale and centered in gbm.plot [migrated]

I am currently exploring the gbm functions in the package dismo to create boosted regression trees for species distribution modeling. I have been using the dismo vignettes as well as the 2008 paper "A ...
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In R, how to create contour plot where lines indicate elevation and color indicate magnitude of a separate value? [migrated]

My specific example: I have a dataframe, say 'df', containing columns of x coordinates, y coordinates, elevation, and I have a vector of precipitation values associated with the x/y coordinates (say ...
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z-score for two variables

Can we study the relationship between two variables using z score? For example: Let us say that we have two classes A, B and we have 5 students in each class and we know the age and the grade for ...
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Probability that node A is connected to another node

Example: I have nodes A, B and C. A is connected to B and C. B is also connected to C. The link between two nodes have a probability to fail. For the link between A and B, the probability is pAB ...
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Plotting two graphs of unequal time length in 1 graph

Say I have the following data set. I need to plot both in one graph and when I tried to do so this is what I got. The data of A are not connected by a line so this is not what I want. How do I get ...
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Grouping similar plots together in a Stripchart [migrated]

I have groups of data that I want to put more closely together on my strip charts ...
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interpreting y axis of a partial dependence plots

I have read through other topics on partial dependence plots and most of them are on how you actually plot them with different packages, not how you can accurately interpret them, So: I have been ...
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Best practice for visualizing a lift from zero?

Let's say you have two columns of data. Column A represents a value you had last month, and column B represents a value you have this month. If you want the percent change between the two, you math ...
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Is the convention for error bars to present one or two standard errors?

I am plotting error bars in ggplot2 with geom_bar and geom_errorbar. geom_errorbar asks for ...
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Visualize a large binary matrix with instances and three classes

I have a matrix with 9500 columns and 1000 rows. Each row represents an instance. I have three classes and an instance belongs to a class. Each column represents a binary feature. That is, each cell ...
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How to calculate the distribution of spend on options of a new car

I have a bit of a real world conundrum and I have reached the limited of my knowledge. The problem in question relates the distribution of the amount of money spent on options when buying a new car. ...
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Can you identify what the sharp spikes in our data could be?

Scenario: There was an online competition to win a prize. The competitors are technology start-up companies and the prize is worth around 5,000 USD. There was a public, online vote to decide the ...
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How to present statistical significance results among more than two datasets?

Let us say that we have 5 sets of data: $$ a = (a_1, a_2, \dots, a_{10}) \\ b = (b_1, b_2, \dots, b_{10}) \\ c = (c_1, c_2, \dots, c_{10}) \\ d = (d_1, d_2, \dots, d_{10}) \\ e = (e_1, e_2, \dots, ...
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Density Plot, scatter plot or Regression if not both best way to visualize

I am working with a data set that has information of users and their contributions. Each user has expert level and contribute to multiple section of the project. Here is a sample data set: ...
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How to choose a kernel for KDE

There are a lot of kernels available for a univariate KDE. R uses normal by default, but the efficacy discussion seems to support the use of Epanechnikov. What should influence kernel choice for ...
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Bivariate Kernel Density plot

Suppose that I have two variables, $X$ and $Y$ that I want to correlate, i.e. in the manner of a scatterplot of $(X_i,Y_i)$. But I also want to show the density of each variable. A scatterplot ...
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Line plot matrix?

Scatter plot matrices are standard these days. But what about line plot matrices? Has anyone here actually used them, and if so, how well do you think they allowed the target audience to comprehend ...