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Based on your morals, a debate with a computer to expose you to other points of view
Collective Debate from the MIT Media Lab gauges your moral compass with a survey and then tries to “debate” with …
Every tax cut and increase in House Republicans’ bill
The House Republicans will vote on a tax bill soon that adds about $1.4 trillion to the federal debt. Alicia …
How generative music works
Generative music comes from the design of a system that produces notes that follow a set of rules. Tero Parviainen …
3-D tube chart of global CO2 concentration and temperature
Because you can never have enough time series charts that show increases of CO2 and temperature over decades. By Kevin …
Looking for patterns and structures from the sky
Photographer Bernhard Lang takes pictures in small planes and helicopters, pointing his camera towards the ground. In the ongoing project …
A daily high-resolution image of Earth
Planet monitors Earth with hundreds of satellites, and after six years, they’ve built out their pipeline to piece together a …
The words used by men and women to write about love
Josh Katz, Claire Cain Miller, and Kathleen A. Flynn for The Upshot plotted words used in essays above love submitted …
Importance of form and survey design to gain an accurate picture
Lena Groeger, writing for Source, shifts attention upstream from analysis to the design of forms in the data collection process. …
Changing internet markets for sex work
The internet changed how sex workers and clients find each other and how the former does business. Allison Schrager, Christopher …
Google maps street-level air quality using Street View cars with sensors
Google equipped their Street View cars with air quality sensors and sent them around several California areas. We’re just beginning …
Percentage of People Who Married, Given Your Age
Or, given your age, the percentage of fish left in the sea. Here’s a chart.
American Daily Routine
Sleep. Work. Play. The times and everything in between change depending on who you talk to.
In 2017, No More than Five Days Without a Mass Shooting
Unfortunately, while of varying magnitude, mass shootings are somewhat regular in the United States.
Who Earns More Income in American Households?
Compared to 1970, a shift towards women making the higher income.
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How to Make (and Animate) a Circular Time Series Plot in R
Also known as a polar plot, it is usually not the better option over a standard line chart, but in select cases the method can be useful to show cyclical patterns.
How to Make a Semicircle Plot in R
It’s the half cousin of the bubble plot with less overlap and more straight edges.
How I Made That: Interactive Beeswarm Chart to Compare Distributions
The histogram is my favorite chart type, but it’s unintuitive for many. So I’ve been using the less accurate but less abstract beeswarm.
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4 Tools to Pick Your Chart Colors
These are the quick and simple tools I use to pick colors to represent data.
Falling is Learning
I’ve been teaching my three-year-old son how to ride his bike on two wheels. When I first took off the …