Reading the data

Jul 6, 2013

The Economist covered a handful of visualization books in this week’s issue, and Data Points was in the bunch (nice).

Here is the review’s accompanying video:

Favorites

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but …

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.

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.

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.