The data comes from the file recent_grads.csv which can be found on the FiveThirtyEight.com github site.
I’m totally open to any advice you may have to improve the readability of this visualization.
Thanks for the interesting graph. My main suggestion would be to make it more rapidly interpretable by ranking salary from high to low. Also makes for a cleaner look. I am not “arteeeST” but I am a research scientist.
FWIW. Cordially, ZB.
If I re-organize the rows in terms of salary then I will lose the “popularity” ranking. So I would have to put more numbers on the chart. I prefer to use the order of the rows to give another dimension of information. I’m going to try to give this a cleaner look as you suggest. Thank you very much for commenting.
It’s unreadable because the page is displaying a scaled-down version of the image:
Go to the full-size image here if you want to see it:
Looks pretty good to me! Would be nice if you specified how you made it/provided code. Font could also be bigger, and ideally the numbers of the top could be better formatted (eg 60K instead of 60000). The gender coloring could also be continuous rather than discrete, would be more fun.
Some of the data results also seem quite questionable – Electrical Engineering and Computer science certainly do not have gender parity, so the data appears to be heavily biased there. Perhaps still worth visualizing it, but with that caveat. Easy to verify the Computer Science number is about 10K less than what one can find through Google too…
Thanks for the good advice. I was also was surprised that, according to the data set, about 44% of of recent electrical engineering grads are female. The data was compiled by the folks at FiveThirtyEight.com so I tend to trust it. But it is certainly something I will look into. One thing to note is that the data (recent_grads.csv) is from 2010-2012.
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