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Tracking ballet dancer movements
Research group Euphrates experimented with lines and a ballet dancer’s movements in Ballet Rotoscope: By the way, rotoscoping is an …
Doug Mills, reporting for The New York Times: Echoing his days as a real estate developer with the flair of …
Harassment in the Statistics field
Statistician Kristian Lum described her experiences with harassment as a graduate student at stat conferences. She held back on talking …
12 Days of ChaRt-mas
As everyone has already checked out for the rest of the year, I’m going to mess around with R to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas and nobody can stop me.
Alabama voter demographics
Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last night. The Washington Post provides how different …
Data visualization for analysis and understanding complex problems
Enrico Bertini, a professor at New York University, delves into the less flashy but equally important branch of visualization: analysis. …
Worries over the 2020 Census
Michael Wines, reporting for The New York Times: “The politicization of the census would erode what is already fragile trust …
Download comprehensive police shootings data
Data for police shootings is usually the subset that only includes fatalities. Vice News made requests nationwide to get data …
Simulation shows swirling of smoke, sea salt, and dust around the world
NASA. Data. Good. Tracking the aerosols carried on the winds let scientists see the currents in our atmosphere. This visualization …
Where students learn the most
Emily Badger and Kevin Quealy, reporting for the Upshot, highlights research from Sean Reardon, a professor of poverty and inequality …
Constructed Career Paths from Job Switching Data
Shifting from one occupation to another can take a swing in the career path. Given your current job, what paths could you take? Here are some constructed possibilities.
Percentage of People Who Married, Given Your Age
Or, given your age, the percentage of fish left in the sea. Here’s a chart.
American Daily Routine
Sleep. Work. Play. The times and everything in between change depending on who you talk to.
In 2017, No More than Five Days Without a Mass Shooting
Unfortunately, while of varying magnitude, mass shootings are somewhat regular in the United States.
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How to Make a State Map Grid with Small Multiples in R
Combining small multiples with the grid layout can make for an intuitive geographic reference.
Compact Ways to Visualize Distributions in R
For when you want to show or compare several distributions but don’t have a lot of space.
How I Made That: Interactive Heatmap
Add interaction so that you can show different segments of the data and allow comparisons.
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4 Tools to Pick Your Chart Colors
These are the quick and simple tools I use to pick colors to represent data.
Falling is Learning
I’ve been teaching my three-year-old son how to ride his bike on two wheels. When I first took off the …