The Most Widely Read GreenBook Blog Posts of 2019

It has become the custom of the GreenBook Blog to publish an article presenting the most widely read articles of the past year.  It is appropriate that we do so again this year, but we decided to make a few changes:
Since we publish over 200 posts a year, instead of presenting a Top 10, we decided to expand the list up to the Top 20.  This way, we could look at roughly the top 10%.

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Similar pages for Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the top 10 most widely used websites globally and a rich source of information. There are pages for every conceivable topic; the English version alone has over 5 million. Using Wikipedia it is both possible to rapidly get information about a topic and then to also delve deeper into the details.

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You can replicate almost any plot with R

Although R is great for quickly turning data into plots, it is not widely used for making publication ready figures. But, with enough tinkering you can make almost any plot in R. For examples check out the flowingdata blog or the Fundamentals of Data Visualization book.
Here I show five charts from the lay press that I use as examples in my data science courses.

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