Archive for August, 2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Techniques to visualize multiple distributions

Motivated by the below chart of the age distribution of Olympic athletes, Junk Charts presents several techniques to visualize multiple distributions: Candidates include the traditional boxplots used by statisticians as well variations and a stack of histograms. I think violin plots, suggested by a commenter, are a nice compromise showing the full distribution.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Progress bar

It is often useful to display a progress bar showing the state of a task. MG_Progress can easily be used to display a progress bar, percent completion, and estimated time to completion. As a simple example, let’s pretend to load 100 items (while actually just waiting a bit): foreach i, mg_progress(indgen(100), title=’Loading’) do wait, 0.1 […]

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