Charts of distribution

Show values in a dataset and how often they occur. The shape (or “skew”) of a distribution can be a memorable way of highlighting the lack of uniformity or equality in the data.

In early April 2016, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was entering its final phase. Early primaries had seen the race whittled down to a head-to-head between establishment favourite Hillary Clinton and maverick Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Prominent in the Sanders campaign was a pledge to address income and wealth inequality in the US, a topic he frequently wrote about in momentum-generating social media posts.

On 11 April, ...

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