Finding the craft beer capital of America

Apr 18, 2017

You had me at craft beer. Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding looks for the capital based on three factors — number of breweries, quality of breweries, and location — under the premise that the whole process of picking the best is really subjective.

Don’t miss the second the chart, which is a scatterplot that shifts favorite cities based on your preferences.

Chart Types Used

Area Chart

The space between the data and the baseline is filled with a color or a pattern, usually emphasizing counts or percentages for a single variable.

Scatter Plot

Dots are placed in an x-y coordinate system, based on two variables. The plot is often used when it is thought that the variables are correlated.

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Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.