Some people make their visualisations in Excel, I make mine in R and others still use things like Processing or InDesign. Bret Victor shows us how the various ideas from each approach can be combined to make dynamic visualisations.
It’s written with a view to the interaction between statisticians and psychologists but it applies just as much to statisticians helping scientists with their statistics, which is basically my job at the moment.
Two of my colleagues in BRAG gave a really neat talk about using R to visualise spatial data.
Maybe Europe’s genetic history isn’t as diverse as we’d previously thought. They’re not all Habsburgs but there’s a little bit of Charlemagne in all of us.
I helped a colleague hand in her PhD thesis recently; perhaps she should have read this beforehand: “How not to hand in your PhD“.