In classic xkcd-fashion, Randall Munroe timelines the Earth’s temperature, dating back to 20,000 BCE up to present. Slow changes, slow changes, history, slow changes, still slow changes, and then, oh shoot.
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I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
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.
It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.
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.