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Data Vis Dispatch, September 7

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Three simple ideas for better election poll graphics

Reporting on election polls can be misleading. But a few simple fixes go a long way — so your readers see facts, not magic.

When to use classed and when to use unclassed color scales

If you use a quantitative color scale, you need to decide if you want to split your values into brackets.

Which color scale to use when visualizing data

From hues to gradient types this four-part series goes deep on what color scales work with what data.

How to pick more beautiful colors for your data visualizations

Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.

Your Friendly Guide to Colors in Data Visualisation

Once upon a time, I tweeted on an urgent matter. "Can somebody tell me how to get better with color?".