• Journal: Personal blog
  • Date: June 28, 2017
  • Category: Visualization & Software


Michael Lee, a research and data professional, used Project Tycho data to reproduce the WSJ measles vaccination chart using R.


Michael Lee

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United States of America - Measles


In the two years after [the] release [of the representation of measles incidence from 1928 to 2003 produced by the Wall Street Journal graphics team], many prominent data journalists, designers, and developers have analyzed/applauded the design decisions in the chart, which urge the reader to its take-home message: the introduction of the measles vaccine drastically reduced the incidence of the virus.

Recognizing it’s merit, let’s accentuate that take-home message by adding the element of animation.

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