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Visual narrative of six asylum seekers

We often visualize migration and people movement as lines that go from point A to point B. While this can …

LEGO color scheme classifications

Nathanael Aff poked at LEGO brickset data with some text mining methods in search for recurring color schemes in LEGO …

Computer uses wind to mine cryptocurrency and then fund climate research

HARVEST is an art piece by Julian Oliver that consists of a 4G-connected waterproof computer connected to a wind turbine. …

Semiotic, a visualization framework

Elijah Meeks released Semiotic into the wild. It’s a framework that allows quick charts but provides flexibility for custom stuff. …

Aviation tracker with depth

I’ve grown bored of maps that show commuter traffic, but for whatever reason, air traffic maps continue to seem interesting. …

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How I Made That: Searchable Time Series Chart

When there are too many options or categories, it can be helpful to make the data searchable.

Tour of Saturn through Cassini, the satellite that crashes on Friday

About two decades ago, the Cassini satellite headed towards Saturn and has been orbiting the planet for 13 years. The …

Infographic design sins in meme form

Visual editor Xaquín G.V. recently used the distracted boyfriend meme to represent our attraction to novel visualization methods when a …

Landsat satellite imagery browser

Downloading and viewing satellite imagery is a bit of a process. There are lot of images, and pictures aren’t taken …

Comparing the strength of Hurricane Irma against previous hurricanes

For perspective, The New York Times compares the strength of Hurricane Irma to hurricanes from the past 50 years that …

Most Female and Male Occupations Since 1950

The shifting majorities of the sexes in the workplace.

Occupation Matchmaker

This is who marries whom, based on what one does for a living.

Useless Data Comparisons

Apples and oranges situations where the comparisons make no sense.

How Airbnb Visitors Rate Location in Major US Cities

This is how Airbnb visitors judge location, which provides a view into where city centers begin and end.

Working on Tips, by State

What percentage of a waiter and waitress’s income comes from tips and what comes from salary? The calculation isn’t straightforward but we can try.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

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How I Made That: Searchable Time Series Chart

When there are too many options or categories, it can be helpful to make the data searchable.

How to Make a State Grid Map in R

Something of a cross between a reference table and a map, the state grid provides equal space to each state and a semblance of the country to quickly pick out individual states.

How to Make Animated Line Charts in R

Sometimes it’s useful to animate the multiple lines instead of showing them all at once.

How to Make a Multi-line Step Chart in R

For the times your data represents immediate changes in value.

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Useless Data Comparisons

Apples and oranges situations where the comparisons make no sense.

Summary Statistics Tell You Little About the Big Picture

Mean, median, and mode. These are the first things you learn about in your introductory statistics course. It’s often all …

How Histograms Work

The histogram is one of my favorite basic chart types, because it lets you quickly see the shape and distribution …

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.