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:
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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.
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.
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.
For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.