Weekend Minis for Your Lazy, Relaxing Weekend

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

Visualization Criticism – A criticism on the criticism on visualization. Robert Kosara, Fritz Drury, Lars Erik Holmquist, and David Laidlaw argue that we need to critique to further develop viz theory.

Data Visualization Talks Online – Talks for your viewing pleasure from the likes of Ben Fry, Eric Rodenbeck, Jonathan Harris, and others. A couple hours of weekend learning.

Why Things Cost $19.95 – An interesting article from Scientific American on the “psychological rules of bartering.” Any guesses on this somewhat arbitrary pricing?

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Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

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.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.