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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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A Nonprofit Employee on Using "R" for #Dataviz

"I started using R three years ago, and it has now become my main tool for data analysis and visualization. R is known to have a steep learning curve though, so before getting started, it's probably a good idea to do a little bit of "cost-benefits" analysis, and check if R is a good fit for you."

 

See more at: http://aea365.org/blog/dvr-tig-week-tony-fujs-on-dataviz-with-the-grammar-of-graphics-r-you-ready/#sthash.rNvYDQjz.dpuf

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A testimonial and resources from an evaluator in the nonprofit sector.

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Animated Choropleths in R

Animated Choropleths in R | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Ari Lamstein has updated his choroplethr package with a new capability for creating animated data maps. I can't embed the animated version here, but click the image below to see an animation of US counties by average household income, from the richest to the poorest by percentile."

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Why use R? Five reasons.

Why use R? Five reasons. | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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An interesting blog post. As someone who does not use R, but often thinks about starting, it's educational.

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Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial] | Analytics & Optimization

Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial] | Analytics & Optimization | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to visualize Google Analytics data using the R programming language, a powerful statistical language. It provides both the the code necessary to do so and the explanations on how to make it work.

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Urban Demographics: An introduction to R, from Google

Urban Demographics: An introduction to R, from Google | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, August 19, 2013 12:17 PM
This looks like it has great possibilities, but i'd love to see a more detailed introduction into 'R' (i.e. what it is & how best to use it).
Amanda Dahlquist's comment, August 19, 2013 12:42 PM
Great comment, Mary Jo. "R" is a software for data analysis, but unlike most things I post on here, involves programming knowledge. It's more advanced than I'm familiar with now, but I'm interested in dipping my toe in. This page explains its features and the next page explains why it is used: http://www.inside-r.org/what-is-r
Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, August 19, 2013 12:52 PM
Thanks for the helpful overview!
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Guide to Data Science Cheat Sheets

Here are some tools for learning the primary languages in data science- Python, R and SQL. A cheat sheet or reference card is a compilation of mostly used commands to help you learn that language’s syntax at a faster rate.

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60+ R resources to improve your data skills | #datascience #dataviz

60+ R resources to improve your data skills | #datascience #dataviz | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

“ From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.”


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One Page R: A Survival Guide to Data Science with R

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For the more advanced among us... I haven't quite gotten into R myself.

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Tableau adds integration with R

Tableau, the popular interactive data visualization tool, is coming out with a new 8.1 update, and it will include integration with the R language. Access to R is a feature that has been requested ...

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An important update for those who are heavy in the #dataviz field!

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Beginner's guide to R: Introduction

Beginner's guide to R: Introduction | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
In part 1 of our hands-on series, we explain why R's a great choice for basic data analysis and visualization work, and how to get started.
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Bookmark it! A Beginner's Guide to R

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