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Fast image classifications in real-time
NeuralTalk2 uses neural networks to caption images quickly. To demonstrate, the video below shows a webcam feed that continuously updates …
Thanksgiving flight patterns
Millions of Americans will fly home this Thanksgiving weekend. (Based on my morning commute, the holiday already started a couple …
Metadata surveillance investigation
Metadata can tell you a lot, and most of us agree that it’s not “just metadata” at this point. The …
Sometimes the y-axis doesn’t start at zero, and it’s fine
It’s true. Sometimes it’s okay for the y-axis to start at a non-zero value, which is why Johnny Harris and …
Food tracker diary timeline
With the availability of weight and food tracking apps these days, there are thousands of people building out their time …
Mapbox Studio →
Maps should be a part of your visualization toolbelt: start with Mapbox Studio.
Daylight Saving Time geography
Keith Collins for Quartz made an interactive that showed how much more daylight you get because of Daylight Saving Time. …
Out-of-state gun purchasing
In states with stricter gun laws, firearms still find their way in. Based on data from the Bureau of Alcohol, …
ASCII business report
Bloomberg put together their list of 50 companies to watch in 2016. For each business is a chart or graphic, …
What the world eats
Diets vary around the world. Fathom Information Design for National Geographic charted the differences between countries using data from FAOSTAT. …
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Most Common Use of Time, By Age and Sex
Typical time use varies by who you talk to. This interactive shows you the differences when you vary age and sex.
Counting the Hours
Every day is a bit different, but here is a wideout view of how Americans spend their days. Compare with your own time use.
Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically
There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.
Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do.
Years You Have Left to Live, Probably
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.
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Animated Pyramid Chart in R
Make a bunch of charts, string them together like a flip book, and there’s your animation. Sometimes good for showing changes over time. Always fun to play with.
Bivariate Area Charts in R
Quickly compare two time series variables with this line-area chart hybrid that originated in the 1700s.
How to Make Maps in R That Include Alaska and Hawaii
The conterminous United States always gets the attention, while Alaska and Hawaii are often left out. It is time to bring them back into view.
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Venn Diagrams: Read and Use Them the Right Way
Venn diagrams seem straightforward, but why all the mistakes? Here’s a guide to avoid the snafus.
Bar Chart Baselines Start at Zero
There are visualization rules and there are visualization suggestions. Most are suggestions. The ones that are rules exist because of how our brains process visual information. There’s just no getting around it.
Real Chart Rules to Follow
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.