Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

Housing market cooldown

I heard you like spiral charts when the data is seasonal. I think…

Oldest U.S. government

Annie Fu, Walt Hickey, and Shayanne Gal, for Insider, show the disproportionately aging…

Untraced orphans in Ukraine since the war

Sarah Slobin and Joanna Plucinska, for Reuters, report on the challenges of counting…

Estimating the condition of the economy

Measuring the condition of the economy is tricky, because there are many parts…

Where memes from the past decade came from

Know Your Meme analyzed a decade of meme data to see where the…

How much gas European sites have stored for the winter

Reuters goes with the radar chart to show gas supplies, as European countries…

Serena Williams’ career rankings

Serena Williams announced her retirement from professional tennis. As is required for any…

Indicators for a recession

People disagree whether the United States is in a recession or not, because…

More friendships between rich and poor might mean less poverty

Recently published in Nature, research by Chetty, R., Jackson, M.O., Kuchler, T. et…

Housing displacement after disasters

Christopher Flavelle, for The New York Times, reported on the lack of support…

Florence Nightingale’s use of data visualization to persuade in the 19th century

For Scientific American, RJ Andrews looks back at the visualization work of Florence…

Visualizing Delaunay Triangulation

Delaunay triangulations have applications in computer graphics, spatial analysis, and visualization. They “maximize…

Timelines for record temperatures

Speaking of the heat wave in Europe, Pierre Breteau for Le Monde charted…

Rhythm in plant cells

Researchers are studying the electrical rhythms in plant cells. I’m not sure what…

Full scope of gun deaths in the U.S.

As I’m sure you know, mass shootings, which gain attention because the scale…

Data Visualization Humble Bundle

There’s a data visualization book bundle on Humble Bundle this month. Get twenty-two…

Shrinking middle-class

Income distribution continues to stretch on the high end and squish on the…

Wildfires caused by fireworks

It’s Independence Day here in the United States, which means there will be…