Favorite data visualizations?

Hey guys! Was just wondering, what are your favorite/preferred ways of visualizing data? I find myself biased towards bar charts, line plots, and pie charts. I think these 3 basically make up like 80% of my data visualizations. I was wondering if other people felt the same or if I’m just too simplistic. Please help me out here and lemme know what your favorite visualizations are!

  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Bubble Charts
  • Box Plots
  • Scatter Plots
  • Line Plots
  • Histograms
  • Heatmaps
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Definitely heatmaps and scatter plot for me :sweat_smile: Helps with seeing the density of the data.

Sometimes users send us cool box plots and bubble charts they make and those are really cool to look at too!


i really like classic bar charts ngl, so much you can communicate in a simple and clear way


Agreed on bar charts - especially if I can make them stacked to answer different conditional probability questions.

In general with Julius it’s easy to give it a random bit of plotting code and ask it to add useful annotations - something I always have to relearn how to do in matplotlib.

For example (even though I can’t share the conversation for this one) here is a plot I had it generate for me - what mattered was the distributions of categorical choices on a multiple choice survey question - so I had it combine several comparisons into one chart, each displaying the two groups being compared, their categorical distributions with counts and percentages, and in the corner of each plot it even added the p-value for a chi square test comparing these two distributions.

With a quick glance I can get a good sense of these distributions, which demographic groups are statistically different from each other and what that difference looks like:



Very cool! Thanks for sharing Antonio. I didn’t think of visualizing conditional probabilities with stacked bar charts.

What mattered was distribution of categorical choices on a multiple choice survey question

Conditional probabilities make so much sense for these :100:

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Awesome! Yeah stacked bar charts make for great visuals! I also struggled a lot trying to figure out matplotlib :skull_and_crossbones: I pretty much gave up on it and just rely on Julius to do that for me lol

I’m also really curious what visual styles were mentioned in this survey :eyes: