Friday, October 09, 2015

Re-vision Minard's plot

Minard's plot is a famous example in the history of visualization. Using thickness of lines, it clearly documented Napoleon's fateful defeat in 1812.
Many have attempted to recreate this graph using modern tools. Here is mine using my favorite and only data science programming tool, R. It can still be improved as when the line turns sharply, the thickness are off. I got lazy with algebra.

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