Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

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…

Analysis of compound curse words used on Reddit

As you know, Reddit is typically a sophisticated place of kind and pleasant…

Pie charts of dogs

John Rich made pie charts of dog body proportions. This is very important.…

Cumulative 3-pointers for the Splash Brothers

Tonight is game six of the NBA Finals. If the Golden State Warriors…

Hands-On Data Visualization, an open-access book on interactive visualization for beginners

Hands-On Data Visualization, by Jack Dougherty and Ilya Ilyankou, is an open-access book…

Different languages, but similar information rates

Christophe CoupĂ© and company analyzed speech rate (on the left) across different languages,…

Browser share over time

James Eagle used an animated donut chart to show browser share from 1996…

History of heat records in major U.S. cities

Matt Daniels and Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding are tracking heat records in…

U.S. still the outlier for gun homicide rate

This chart from The New York Times, based on estimates from Our World…

Children exposed to school shootings

The Washington Post maintains a database of school shootings (which is sad in…

F1 Racing results plotted as lightning

Joey Cherdarchuk used a lightning metaphor to visualize the outcomes of races from…

Number of abortions in each state, by restriction status

The Washington Post has a set of charts showing the current status of…

A test for a potentially flawed study on randomness and age

In 2017, a study posited that human behavior complexity peaks at age 25…

Redrafting the NBA, based on past player performance

With the NBA playoffs underway, it can be fun to watch the best…