Projects

Results of a restless mind late at night.

Doctor timeline for Doctor Who

I have yet to see a full episode of Doctor Who, “the longest-running science fiction television show in the world” but it was apparently really big news that Peter Capaldi…

The Most Trendy Names in US History

Names are incredibly personal things. It’s how we identity ourselves. We associate others, places, and points in our past with names. Maybe you recall a family member, a celebrity, or…

Economist spotting

It was surprisingly hard for me to find a physical copy of this week’s The Economist, but I got it. Pretty awesome.…

Reading the data

The Economist covered a handful of visualization books in this week’s issue, and Data Points was in the bunch (nice).…

Grocery store geography

I’ve been poking around grocery store locations, courtesy of AggData, the past few days. There’s a grocery store just about everywhere you go in the United States, because, well, we…

What the Sexes Want, in Speed Dating

A few years ago I downloaded speed dating data from experiments conducted by Raymond Fisman, et al. (2005), which represents about 8,000 dates by 551 people. On each date, people…

Data Points: Sample chapter

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a month since Data Points: Visualization That Means Something hit the shelves. Thanks to all of you for the tweets, emails, and pictures…

Introducing Data Points

Whoa, that was fast. Data Points is now available. Thanks to all of you for making this possible.…

Data Points: Preview

This appeared at my door today. It’s awesome. I suspect those who pre-ordered Data Points (thanks!) should receive their copies soon.…

Data Points: What it’s like to write a book

As the publication of Data Points nears, I’m excited to hold it in my hands just like I was the first time. It feels weird to say that. In college,…

Data Points: First look

For the past year, I’ve been working on Data Points: Visualization that Means Something, and you can pre-order it now. Visualization has grown a lot in the 5-something years I’ve…

The real A/C repair schedule

My central air conditioner started to suck about a month ago, so I called A/C repair. It took them five appointments, four to assess the problem and one to fix…

What 3-D pie charts are good for

3-D pie charts are never a good idea? Ha. You just got served.…

Girls expected to live shorter lives in some counties?

We've seen life expectancy at the country and state levels, but the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently released life expectancy data at the county level.

Gender wage gap, how much less women make than men

Three or four articles on the gender wage gap popped up on my radar last week, some focusing on the rise of women as the lead household earner and others on how much less women make. I took a look.