Isotype Bar Chart

Inspired by this Only An Ocean Between, 1943. Population Live Stock, p.13. This example was created by @jwoLondon

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Vega-Lite JSON Specification

{
  "$schema": "https://vega.github.io/schema/vega-lite/v3.json",
  "config": {"view": {"stroke": ""}},
  "width": 800,
  "height": 200,
  "data": {
    "values": [
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "cattle", "col": 3},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "cattle", "col": 2},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "cattle", "col": 1},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "pigs", "col": 2},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "pigs", "col": 1},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 10},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 9},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 8},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 7},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 6},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 5},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 4},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 3},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 2},
      {"country": "Great Britain", "animal": "sheep", "col": 1},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 9},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 8},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 7},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 6},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 5},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 4},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 3},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 2},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "cattle", "col": 1},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "pigs", "col": 6},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "pigs", "col": 5},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "pigs", "col": 4},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "pigs", "col": 3},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "pigs", "col": 2},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "pigs", "col": 1},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 7},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 6},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 5},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 4},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 3},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 2},
      {"country": "United States", "animal": "sheep", "col": 1}
    ]
  },
  "mark": {"type": "point", "filled": true},
  "encoding": {
    "x": {"field": "col", "type": "ordinal", "axis": null},
    "y": {"field": "animal", "type": "ordinal", "axis": null},
    "row": {"field": "country", "type": "nominal", "header": {"title": ""}},
    "shape": {
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      },
      "legend": null
    },
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      "legend": null,
      "scale": {
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        "range": [
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          "rgb(93,93,93)",
          "rgb(91,131,149)"
        ]
      }
    },
    "opacity": {"value": 1},
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  }
}