A Data Science Central Community
Published February 16, 2011.
I was on the drive to work this morning and thought “I want to make a bubble plot!” Luckily, I was able to contain my enthusiasm and arrive at work without running any red lights.
However, I did not know what information I wanted to show in my bubble plot. I’ve seen Hans Rosling present quite a few bubble charts, so using some kind of country data or US State data seemed like a natural choice. Then I remembered several news stories I heard or read early this morning. Food prices are rising. My state of Oklahoma is “on pace to lead the nation in obesity”. And apparently a study suggests that prominently posting calorie counts in fast food restaurantsdoesn’t really change eating habits.