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Base Graphics in R: A Detailed Idiot’s Guide

The programming language R is great for data visualization: users have a total control of all graph features, plots can be easily modified or replicated, and the active developers community keeps improving and developing new graphic packages.…

How platforms like Clarafi can drastically improve your scientific visualization skills

Clarafi is a community of scientists, graphics professionals, students and educators interested in scientific visualization. Their scope is everything from advanced uses of visualization in science to visual literacy in the K-12 space. A…

Toolbox from Karolinska Institutet inspires bioentrepreneurs to create and collaborate

You don’t have to be a genius to spark ideas, turn concepts on their heads or inspire groups to work in the same direction – you just need tools! A collection of such tools was newly published in English by the Unit for Bioentrepreneurship,…

Designing better graphs, part 2: Bar charts — simple but effective

In science, engineering and health communication data are often displayed through charts. The choice of the graphic form is far from rigid. For example, to show a percentage one can use both a pie chart and a bar chart. The choice depends on…

Designing better graphs, part 1: Pie charts—popular but sometimes unclear

This is the first of a three part tutorial where Elena Milani (@biomug on Twitter), a science communicator with a neurobiology background, gives some advice on how to use graphs in a more effective way.