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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Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

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.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

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.