The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.
— John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.
Love it. Great words from the father of exploratory data analysis. Have an excellent weekend.
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We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.