“Graphics with a cause” in Radical Statistics

On the back of my Significance “a life in stats” article about Nathan Yau, Radical Statistics (a group, of whom I am pleased to be a member, interested in using statistics to promote progressive social and political change, and resisting the abuse of statistics  by those in positions of power) asked me to write something expanding on these ideas for their magazine. So there is an article in the new issue number 109, which will soon be on their website.

I emphasise the role open-source software, particularly analysis in R and interactivity through JavaScript, has played in allowing people to create ever fancier visualisations, and to bridge the gap between stats and design. There are lots of links to my favourite visualisations illustrating good and bad practice, as I see it.

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