Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Information Design

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.

My Contributions to the First 30DayMapChallenge

I spontaneously participated in the first edition of the #30DayMapChallenge with the goal to create one map each day of November. I managed to contribute 28 days, resulting in many more maps and a steep learning curve in using R and ggplot2 for geodata.

Visualizing Temperatures in Berlin with Bar Chart Races

You have seen Bar Chart Races. You have seen Bar Chart Races of Bar Chart Races. Here are some more visualizing monthly temperatures in Berlin! Yes, I jumped on the hype train. Of course, using {ggplot2} and {gganimate}.