March Madness by the numbers

Mar 23, 2010

I didn’t fill out my bracket this year, so it’s not nearly as exciting for me. I don’t think that’s stopped thousands of bars across the country from cleaning house though.

[FastCompany via Good]

1 Comment

  • Speaking of March Madness data: found a cool dataset showing the Win Probability for college basketball games: bit.ly/ncaawinprob — raw data here http://bit.ly/ncaawinprob-rawdata

    Anyone want to try their hand at visualizing it? There’s some pretty cool time dynamics, and I was shocked at how steep the safe-margin threshold is. For instance, with 10 minutes left in the game, a home team with a 6-point lead is 90+% likely to win. I think you could win a lot of bar bets using this table.

Favorites

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

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.