Mikhail Popov, a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, led a workshop on… Tags: learning
A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant. Tags: simulation, waiting
Kaiser Fung (Junkcharts; Principal Analytics Prep) explains why line charts are preferable to area charts, using an example of a Dow Jones index chart.
A waiting simulator to take out some of the guesswork. Tags: simulation, waiting
Every year, we look at the medal counts of each country. Who’s winning?… Tags: Josh Katz, Olympics, Upshot
The following talks/events are all free and open to the public. If I'm in your neighborhood, please come by and say hi. You can register or learn more about the above talks at the following links: Feb 20, 2018 (tonight,...
Data visualization highlights a problematic pattern in fields associated with intrinsic genius -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Every time we book a flight, a Passenger Name Record is generated and… Tags: privacy, travel
Just a map for fun, made without writing any code, which is a nice change of pace. I finally spent a bit of time catching up with the great Daniel Huffman’s excellent tutorial on creating shaded relief maps with Blender. Do try it out if you haven’t; he’s written it up thoroughly and helpfully, showing […]
Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal in PyeongChang with a fraction of… Tags: New York Times, Olympics, skiing
Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, asks readers to fill out the survey on dashboad design hosted by the Department of Education in Delaware.
This is fun. It’s a fantasy map generator with the following rules: Project… Tags: fantasy, generator
One of my least favorite electrical engineering courses in college was on signals… Tags: Fourier Transform
When you have input to send Congress, you have a number of communication… Tags: feedback, flowchart, government
Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts blog and Principal Analytics Prep, suggests that the NYU admissions team reports its impressive record of application growth on a line chart instead of a bar chart with the bottoms cut off.
If you’re looking for some data to play with, FiveThirtyEight just made it… Tags: FiveThirtyEight
Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, looks at the variance of salaries of state governors, explaining why your dataviz should not be invariant.
Well this is awesome. The New York Times highlighted four olympians with a… Tags: New York Times, Olympics
You know those graphics that use icons of people to represent units or… Tags: font, icons, people
It turns out that Typepad's spam comment software is pretty aggressive, and several legitimate comments have been sitting in the spam folder for quite a while - interestingly, some of my own comments are also predicted to be "spam"! So...