If you ever wondered what it looks like when QWOP-like figures learn to walk through mutation as dictated by a simplified genetic algorithm, here’s your answer. Rafael Matsunaga made a simulation that starts with a bunch of walkers, and the one that stays upright the longest moves on to the next generation. Adjust the probability of mutation and the amount, and there’s a chance the next generation of walkers could go further.
Genetic algorithm walkers
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.
Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data
Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.