How R came to be

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Statistician John Chambers, the creator of S and a core member of R, talks about how R came to be in the short video below. Warning: Super nerdy waters ahead.

I’ve heard this story before, but it was nice to hear it again, since it is about something I use almost every day. I would also like to hear about the invention of the toilet. [via Revolutions]


How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2017

It was a rough year, which brought about a lot of good work. Here are my favorite data visualization projects of the year.