Weekend Fodder

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

The strange science of Francis Galton - Inspired by his cousin Charles Darwin's work, he created the statistical concept of regression and correlation, but he was one crazy dude. Also invented the term eugenics and coined the phrase nature versus nurture.

Flickr Flow - Wattenberg and Viegas explore the colors of the seasons through Flickr pics. [thx, abigail]

Wild Bill Bunge - A look at the pioneering work of influential cartographer, William Wheeler Bunge, Jr., the anti-academic. [thx, chris]

C-SPAN Video Library - 160,000 hours of unadulterated C-SPAN video, "like being able to Google political history." [thx, jesse]

1 Comment


Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …