#simpledata: A flourish data visualization of major Swedish Political parties

Götgatsbacken Stockholm Early Morning
Götgatsbacken Stockholm Early Morning

I really like good meaningful visualizations of data that I am interested in, I am also very interested in visualization tools or SaaS solutions that are easy to use.

I recently wrote an article #simpleit: How to build a data platform without a budget where I explain how you could set up an end-to-end data platform, one of the open-source tools I used was Superset, which provides you with the ability to do analysis and create chart and dashboards out of your data.

Recently I was introduced to Flourish – a data visualization and storytelling SaaS tool, the Flourish tool is very easy to use, to create a visualization from an inbuilt data tool which looks like a spreadsheet. The main reason I wanted to try it out was to use the line chart race visualization, which is explained in the article – How to make a line chart race visualization.

The example in the article was about English politics, so I wanted to do one using data about Swedish major political parties, as I am currently in Sweden and all the talks are around the election in September I wanted to make a line char race visualization on Swedish politics, I signed up for Flourish selecting the free plan, I created my first data visualization of major Swedish political \parties.

It was a straightforward exercise and did not take me more than an hour to complete, which I liked. I think the biggest issue I had was selecting which opinion polling data I should use. I found one on Wikipedia, Opinion polling for the 2022 Swedish general election I choose to use the data from the Novus Polling Firm, and I filled in the data and voila I got this visualization, enjoy.

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