Peak times for leisure and sports

Jul 12, 2017

The American Time Use Survey asks people what they do during the day. Activities are split into categories. One of those is sports and leisure, which is further broken down into more specific things like biking and basketball. Henrik Lindberg charted the relative peak times for these subcategories using overlaid area charts.

Fun.

Lindberg made it in R, and you can grab the data and code here.

Chart Type Used

Frequency Trails

Area or line chart value axes overlap to fit more in a space and add another visual aspect to the magnitude of peaks.

Favorites

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile …

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

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.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2017

It was a rough year, which brought about a lot of good work. Here are my favorite data visualization projects of the year.