The Graf

All things data visualization, sent weekly.

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  • The best in data visualization

  • New research on data visualization and visual perception

  • My own journey in the field

About Niko

I’m the data journalist at Spectrum, a science news site in New York. View my work.

Why The Graf?

The word graf is derived from the Greek verb graphein, for to write. It is commonly used in journalism as a shorthand for paragraph, e.g. “Can we swap grafs three and five?” or “I think you’re missing a nut graf.”

In data visualization, a graph is a pictorial representation of data.