Data is rarely in the format you want it. Dan Nguyen, for ProPublica, provides a thorough guide on how to scrape data from Flash, HTML, and PDF. [via @JanWillemTulp]
A guide for scraping data
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Multiple Causes of Death
There’s a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here’s what it means.
Chart of Cousins
For every family get-together I go to, it seems there are more kids running around. I know that they are related to me somehow, but what do I call them? Maybe this chart will help next time.
Career Timelines for Every Basketball Player Who Has Played an NBA Game
I was curious who played for a single team over their entire career, who skipped around, and how the patterns changed over the decades.