Last semester I worked with Dr. Parke Wilde and learned how to use Tableau Public, a great software program (free for download for PCs only, hopefully for Macs soon) that lets you visualize data in an interactive and attractive way. Dr. Wilde had previously collected data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on how much support U.S. agricultural producers received from 1996 to 2011. We used Tableau to create an interactive graphic that shows how much money went to different federal producer support programs.
Check out the blog post where the graphs are displayed on Dr. Wilde’s U.S. Food Policy blog. By the way, the U.S. Food Policy blog is a great place to stay up to date on a variety of U.S. food policy matters.
Agriculture, Food and Environment Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University
150 Harrison Avenue, Room 108
Boston, MA 02111