We like to complain about how data is messy, not in the right format, and how parts don’t make sense. Reality is complicated though. Data comes from the realities. Here are several guides to help with visualizing these realities, which seem especially important these days.
We love complete and nicely formatted data. That’s not what we get a lot of the time.
Step 1: Figure out why the outlier exists in the first place. Step 2: Choose from these visualization options to show the outlier.
Things have a way of repeating themselves, and it can be useful to highlight these patterns in data.
Source: Guides for Visualizing Reality | FlowingData