If you can only remember one thing, remember Figure.NZ
If you can only remember two things, remember to add
/data.csv to Figure.NZ urls
Work together - explore Figure.NZ and Figure.NZ Places and find some data that surprises you.
- Make a copy of your original data
Get started with Workbench
- Create a login
- Create a
Do you need to reshape?
Sometimes data jobs like this:
When what you need is:
Then it is time for a reshape (pivot table in spreadsheet land).
- Select just the columns you need
- Decide whether it is
long to wide or
wide to long
- What’s the
- What’s the
- Have we only got year per row?
Titles, captions, and annotations
- You are journalists - embrace that
- A graph without a source isn’t a graph
What is a graph?
Using the tools at hand; size, colour, shape, and position to represent (encode) the values in the data.
Coloured pencil time
Pick a couple of charts from Figure.NZ and remake them.
Workbench Data is built for journalists
But the chart options are limited
But data can be exported directly from Workbench to Datawrapper
Create an account in datawrapper
Make sure your workbench workflow is public
Grab the data url
Data wrapper supports 3 types of map
New Zealand is a mess (this doesn’t cover DHBs, Police Districts, Civil Defense, or Fire and Emergency areas)
Ask for help!