Data Visualization for Biomedical Scientists

This website is the repository for material associated with the book:

Boers M. Data visualization for biomedical scientists: creating graphs and tables that work. Amsterdam: VU University Press; 2021.

It contains short tutorial clips, templates, and many of the original Prism files used to make the graphs. The material is ordered by chapter. Please feel free to use this material as a basis to make your own tables and graphs. If you do, please reference my book as above. Please do not redistribute this material without my express prior consent.

Maarten Boers, Dec 2021

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • 1.1 Tables article

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  • 1.2 Graphs article

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  • 1.3 Introduction to improving your graphs and tables

Chapter 2 Tables

  • 2.1 How to design tables

  • 2.2 Table 9

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  • 2.3 Improved consort flow diagram

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  • 2.4 Improved prisma flow diagram

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Chapter 3 Graphs

  • 3.1 The principles of graph choise

  • 3.2 Unidimensional scatter

  • 3.4 Bar and dot plots

  • 3.5 Bar and dot plots 2

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  • 3.6 Survival

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  • 3.7 The principles of graph design

  • 3.9 Time series

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  • 3.11 ROC curve

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  • 3.12 Bland-Altman plots

  • 3.13 Bland-Altman file

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  • 3.14 Heatmap

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  • 3.15 Null zone

  • 3.16 Null zone calculator

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  • 3.17 Colorblind table with RGB

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  • 3.18 Matrix of bar graphs

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  • 3.20 Bars-effect of ordering

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  • 3.21 Forest plot

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Chapter 4 Matrix

  • 4.1 How to design matrix plots

  • 4.2 Matrix plots

  • 4.3 Simple matrix graph

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  • 4.4 Complex matrix graph

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  • 4.5 Complex matrix graph for print

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