Posts from

2007

Find a Replacement for this Ugly Venn Diagram

This venn diagram showing results from tests for Autism really seems to be making its rounds lately. It began with Igor Carron asking on his…

Using Many Eyes to Visualize Text

Some time last month, Many Eyes introduced their text visualization, the word tree. The user starts from a word or phrase, which is the root…

New York Mets Not Looking So Good

I've never really been interested in baseball. I've always been more of a basketball and football fan. However, my summer roommate was a die…

Misleading Map of Buffalo Snow

I saw this map of the average snow levels in Buffalo. I think I just glanced at it and that was about it. When you…

Use Mint to Manage Your Finances

Mint was released last week. It's an online application that brings financial data from all of your credit card and bank accounts into one place.…

My Last Graphic at The Times

Friday was my last day at The Times, and this past Sunday, my last graphic ran in the paper. The story discussed Judge Michael…

Visualization of US Flight Patterns

When I think airplanes and data visualization, I think of Aaron Koblin's Flight Patterns. Aaron uses data from the Federal Aviation Administration to show flights…

John Maeda Speaks About Simplicity

John Maeda, a professor in the MIT Media Lab, gives his talk on simplicity and how it plays a role in his position between…

My Last Day as a New York Times Graphics Editor Intern

Today is my last day at The New York Times. Ten weeks and twenty something graphics later, I'm leaving NYC much more knowledgeable about data…

Overgeneralizing on Chinese Takeout

My roommate pointed out a couple of weeks ago that I always get Chinese takeout for dinner; however, we never get home at the same…

Data Collection With USB Pedometer. Weight No More!

I'm thinking it might be time to revive my step count data collection with a nifty USB pedometer from Brando. This Pedometer can store 3…

West Coast Stata Users Group, Oct. 25

For those interested in or who already use Stata, the first Stata users group on the west coast is coming up on October 25-26. It's…

A Repetitive Hate for Statistics

When I tell people that I'm a graduate student in Statistics, there are two responses that I get more than any others. The most popular…

Deaths While Crossing the Border

With a stricter border patrol, more Mexican illegal immigrants are taking dangerous routes to get into the United States. As a result, treks through the…

Presidential Election Voting by the Young People of America

I actually did this graphic some time last month for the Week in Review. Slipped through the cracks somehow. It was a slightly different experience…

Published Data and Results Not Always Legit

In a previous life, I thought anything published in an academic journal was legit, but as a stat student, the story is quite the opposite.…

Wise Words from John Tukey

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. — John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data…

My Love-hate Relationship with ArcGIS

ArcGIS can do a lot for you in terms of speeding up the mapping process, which is great, but here's my dilemma: do I really…

John Snow’s Famous Cholera Map

If you've read any books on visualization, without a doubt, you've seen John Snow's now famous cholera map. In 1854, people were dying in large…

Displaying Data as Efficiently as Possible

The above picture isn't totally related, but I just had to put it up. It's so amusing. A family of five plus groceries on one…