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DataIsBeautiful

A place for visual representations of data: Graphs, charts, maps, etc.

DataIsBeautiful is for visualizations that effectively convey information. Aesthetics are an important part of information visualization, but pretty pictures are not the aim of this subreddit.

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Posting Rules

  1.   A post must be a data visualization.

  2.   Directly link to the original source article of the visualization (not an image file) or tag the post as [OC] if you made the visualization.

  3.   [OC] posts must state the data source and tool(s) used in a comment. Only tag a post as [OC] if you made it yourself.

  4.   Requests and questions must include a visualization. More info.

  5.   No infographics or other unautomated diagrams. Infographic vs. Visualization.

  6.   Compilations are not allowed.

  7.   Post titles must describe the data plainly without using sensationalized headlines. Clickbait posts will be removed.

  8.   Posts regarding American Politics, and contentious topics in American media, are only permissible on Thursdays (ET).

Please read through our posting guidelines if you are new to posting on DataIsBeautiful.

Commenting Rules

  • Comments should be constructive and related to the visual presented. Special attention is given to root-level comments.
  • Short comments and low effort replies are automatically removed.
  • Hate Speech is not tolerated and will result in an immediate ban.
  • Personal attacks and rabble-rousing will be removed.
  • Moderators reserve discretion when issuing bans for inappropriate comments.

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FAQ

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Related Subreddits

If you want to post something related to data visualization but it doesn't fit the criteria above, consider posting to one of the following subreddits.

  • Data_IRL(/r/data_irl): Feeling the need to be hilarious? Go here. Data.

  • Visualization: Discuss and critique the design and construction of information visualizations

  • MapPorn: Share maps, map visualizations, etc.

  • Infographics: Share infographics and other unautomated diagrams

  • WordCloud: Specifically for sharing word clouds

  • DataVizRequests: Request a visualization to be made

  • Tableau: Share and discuss visualizations made with Tableau software

  • Datasets: Request and share data sets

  • SampleSize: Conduct and share surveys

  • DataIsUgly: Share poorly designed information visualizations

  • FunnyCharts: Share funny graphs and charts

  • U.S. Data is Beautiful: for those of us who simply can't wait for Thursdays

  • MathPics: Share pictures and visualizations of mathematical concepts

  • RedactedCharts: Try to guess what a chart is about without the labels

  • Statistics: For all questions and articles related to statistics


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