People worry about data overload. Fooey. Charts and musings by Nathan Yau.
About 18 percent of couple households are single-income. I wanted to know what the earner in these homes usually do.
Peak Non-Creepy Dating Pool
Based on the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule, the range of people you can date expands with age. Combine that with population counts and demographics, and you can find when your non-creepy dating pool peaks.
Growth of Subreddits
As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point, and "what the internet has been talking about" during the past 12 years.
Shifting Causes of Death
The most common causes of death changed over the years. They vary across sex and age group. This animation shows the details of these changes.
One Drink Per Day, Your Chances of Developing an Alcohol-Related Condition
While a drink a day might increase your risk of experiencing an alcohol-related condition, the change is low in absolute numbers.
What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.
3-D-Printed Time Series Plates
After seeing a 1950s physical visualization, I wondered if I could follow a similar process using modern techniques.
Most Common Jobs, By State
Instead of looking at only the most common job in each state, I found the top five for a slightly wider view.
A Diagram of All the Batteries
After an unsuccessful battery search, the natural next step was of course to look up battery sizes and chart all of them.
What Makes People the Most Happy
It's in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles.
Shifted Social Media Usage, Among Teens
Facebook took the biggest hit in the past three years. Snapchat and Instagram got more likes.
Remote Workers vs. Non-Remote Workers
How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays.
Basketball Stat Cherry Picking
Wow your friends during the game with random win percentages, based on various player stats.
If We All Left to “Go Back Where We Came From”
Imagine that those with immigrants in their family tree left the country. Almost everyone, basically.
Data, R, and a 3-D Printer
We almost always look at data through a screen. It's quick and good for exploration. So is there value in making data physical? I played around with a 3-D printer to find out.