Data grab bag

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

Using Dates and Times in R.

— Jerzy Wieczorek describes his first semester as a stat PhD student.

— Apparently there’s a stochastic process in probability theory called the Chinese Restaurant Process, and a closely related Indian Buffet Process. Matt Dickenson made a quick visualization to demonstrate the latter. These require more investigation for their names alone.

— Stravinky’s The Rite of Spring visualized.

— Why didn’t anyone tell me Arduino was so fun and accessible? It’s like LEGOs raised to the nerdeth degree.

Source code in TV and film.

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How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

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.

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.