Heptathlon rankings with parallel coordinates

The Guardian covered the rankings for the women’s heptathlon, specifically how Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium pulled off a surprise gold.

The main chart is a variant of a parallel coordinates plot. However, the chart type, which is usually read left to right, is rotated for vertical reading, and instead of straight connecting lines, a path of right angles is used instead. Nice. [Thanks, Matthew]

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A Day in the Life of Americans

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This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.