London Lives Petitions Data Visualisations

These are experimental visualisations of work in progress. They may change or be removed. (For this reason, I do not recommend referencing them in academic publications!)

Unless stated otherwise, the visualisations all use open source dataviz tools, the code/data is licensed as CC-BY-SA and you're welcome to copy and re-use under the terms of that licence.

D3 visualisations

D3 is very powerful, but very hard to learn to use effectively. Dimple and D3plus are both designed to simplify the use of D3 for people (like me) who aren't Javascript experts, whilst allowing for considerable flexibility and further customisation; they have slightly different strengths.

I've started moving away from D3-based visualisations to make more use of R. I'm finding it better suited to my data workflows and easier to work with.

Access the underlying javascript code and data by viewing the html source.

Petitions in context

Petition word counts

Note: these charts use reworked versions of the public release files, from which marginal annotations etc that are not part of the body of the petition have been trimmed. May be slow to load.

Comparing types of petition

Gender

Page last updated on 30 September 2017

All paupers and petitions data derived from, and with many thanks to, London Lives 1690-1800.

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