Lecture 10 – Visualization, Part 2
by Suraj Rampure (Summer 2020)
Extra reading on colormaps:
- How the Rainbow Color Map Misleads
- When to use Sequential and Diverging Palettes
- Color Use Guidelines
Make sure to complete the Quick Check questions in between each video. These are ungraded, but it’s in your best interest to do them.
Ensuring that the axes in our visualizations aren't misleading.
Designing visualizations that are well-suited for making comparisons.
How to use color to create effective visualizations. How to choose color schemes that are clear and accessible.
How to choose markings that the human eye can easily interpret. Issues to avoid, such as jiggling baselines and overplotting.
Discussing the supplemental text that publication-ready plots need.
When to use smoothing. How kernel density estimates are created. Looking at various kernels. Understanding the impact of the bandwidth hyperparameter.
Discussing why we prefer linear relationships. Understanding how to "reverse-engineer" a linearized relationship to determine the true relationship. Identifying which transformations to use in order to linearize a relationship.