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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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.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.