Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Information Design

International Women's Day 2022: The Pay Gap in Europe

Sadly, inequality between women and men is still an issue. In 2020, women's gross hourly earnings were on average 13% below those of male paid employees in the European Union. Disappointingly, only five countries in the EU report a gap smaller than 5% with Luxembourg being closest to zero.

The World's Countries Colored by Their First Letter

While preparing the mapping section for a Pearson–O'Reilly training, I got the idea to visualize the first letter of each country. And got especially curious about how much landmass each letter covers. Turns out: A, C and R are covering the largest areas!

A Quick How-to on Labelling Bar Graphs in ggplot2

Bar charts are likely the most common chart type out there and come in several varieties. Most notably, direct labels can increase accessibility of a bar graph. I got a request how one can add percentage labels inside the bars and how to highlight specific bars with {ggplot2}. This short tutorial shows you multiple ways how to do so.

My Contributions to the First 30DayChartChallenge

This April, Dominic Royé and I hosted the first #30DayChartChallenge, a data visualization challenge with the aim to create a chart every day of April with a given prompt. In total, we collected 1,960 contributions from around the world!

My Personal Data Visualization Year 2020

Even though it was a crazy and exhausting year, there were also some good and exiting things happening. Therefore I've decided to take a short break on New Year's Day and look back at some of the positive moments of my personal data visualization journey during 2020.

What do I binge next? A detailed overview of the top 250 TV shows

My contribution to the RStudio table contests visualizing relevant details of the top 250 TV shows as rated by IMDb users. I focused on displaying all the details I and my friends care about including in-line visualizations of rating trends and average runtime.