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.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.