Posts from

2007

Not Enough Lifeguards and Prison Libraries

Two more graphics -- one ran on Sunday with a story investigating lifeguard competence and the other went yesterday with a story on religious books…

Showing Large Numbers to Scale

Chris Jordan's series, Running the Numbers: An American Portrait, just opened this weekend in Los Angeles at the Paul Kepeikin Gallery. Chris depicts large numbers…

iPod Design and Apple Stock Over the Years

Wall Street Journal put up a nice little graphic showing the evolution of the iPod along with Apple's stock price. Semi-informative, I guess. Probably more…

More Research than Anything Else

For what seems like forever, Democrats have been trying to get Republicans to agree to some kind of timeline to pull troops out of Iraq.…

Second Day of New York Taxi Strikes

As the second day of the New York taxi strike begins over GPS and credit card technology, I'm left wondering what taxi drivers are making…

360 Variables Describing the United States

Order From Randomness has an extensive data collection featuring 360 variables describing all 50 states. The indicators are placed in 25 groups including birth…

Decline of U.S. Men’s Tennis

With more Many Eyes fun, Aron Pilhofer put in part 2 of his original post. I was pleased to see the first post get 56…

Not so Hot Graphs in Academic Papers

Karl Broman has an amusing list of the top ten worst graphs found in academic papers. One of them, very sadly, was actually from the…

Presidential Campaign, Five Graphics

Five of my graphics ran in the paper today in a special labor day weekend segment, What to Expect When You're Electing. The past few…

Exploring Twitter with Blocks

On their new exploration section, Twitter blocks is available for viewing and use. The viz is in Flash and is supposed to allow you to…

Why I Do Not Swivel Data

I've been back and forth on whether or not I wanted to post about this. Two reasons: I feel blasphemous feeling this way; and I'm…

Breaking Up the Face into Elements

I'm not even going to pretend I know anything about how Statistics and vision go together. That's not to say that they don't go together,…

Many Eyes on The Times U.S. Open Blog

There was a post on The Times U.S. Open blog debating on the state of American tennis compared to the rest of the world. Right…

Manhattan Inventory, Newark Killings, and Health Insurance

Unbelievably, I'm already in my sixth week, with this week practically over. I create graphics more efficiently (although I'm still constantly learning) than I did…

Don’t want to share our data / OK, what’re you hiding?

I don't want my credit card numbers floating around, because then I'd be screwed. That kind of data needs to be locked up tight behind…

Peru Earthquake Map Graphic

A huge 8.0 earthquake shook Peru a few days ago killing at least 510 people. Homes and buildings were destroyed and many people's lives were…

U.S. News & World Report College Rankings are Now Available

The well-known college rankings are now available for your viewing pleasure. Whether the ranking system is legit or not, I'll let you be the judge,…

Deadliest Explosions in Iraq Since Februrary

Two hundred and fifty people died a couple of days ago in the deadliest attack deadliest attack of the war. We compiled a list…

Where’s the Local Big Mac Price Data?

Every now and then I indulge in a Big Mac meal from McDonald's. I feel satisfied while I eat the burger and fries and suck…

My Mission is to Collect Basic Data

I began my path of higher education at Berkeley as an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student. As a stat graduate student, it's hard to…