I enjoyed this weeks class on data visualisation, I particularly liked comparing the different methods of showing data and the positives and negatives of each variant we assessed. Mapping Police Violence I found very powerful, the flashing lights representing deaths really showed data in a much more emotional and tangible way. For this reason, it was my favourite although the others were interesting I think that it and the Origin of species really communicated the data well and in the most powerful ways.
Of all the various chart type available to use I really enjoy the way the Reingold-Tilford tree shows hierarchies and I will definitely use it whenever practical in the future. Raw makes it so easy and fast to try various visualisations I really think it will be useful. I definitely prefer plot.ly. to charted though, I appreciate the greater freedom as well as tools you have at your disposal with plot.ly.