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Xkcd: lebron james and stephen curry pseudo-greatness

Xkcd: lebron james and stephen curry pseudo-greatness
Jetcy Jetcy 10 days ago
xkcd. Sometimes sports statistics are far-fetched.
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All the volcano eruptions

All the volcano eruptions
Sharper Sharper 8 June, 2018
Slowly becoming the person who charts the past century of natural disaster events, Lazaro Gamio for Axios uses a pictogram to depict all known volcano eruptions since 1883. The vertical position represents elevation, color represents number of eruptions...
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A guide for applying to data science jobs

A guide for applying to data science jobs
Sharper Sharper 8 June, 2018
Emily Robinson gives advice on applying for a data science job (that you can likely generalize for most tech jobs). For example: If you have a GitHub, pin the repos you want people to see and add READMEs that explain what the project is. I also strongl...
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Vintage chart shows the evolution in design of everyday objects

Vintage chart shows the evolution in design of everyday objects
Ellen Ellen 8 June, 2018
MembershipCourses TutorialsBooksProjectsBecome a Member | Log inInfographics  /  everyday, evolution, vintage michaelbierut]Related Imager shows cross-sections of everyday objects – analog versionPosted to Visualization Masterful design of the everyday...
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Original map of winnie-the-pooh’s hundred acre wood

Original map of winnie-the-pooh’s hundred acre wood
Jetcy Jetcy 8 June, 2018
The ink-drawn map of Hundred Acre Wood by Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator E. H. Shepard dates back to 1929. I’m headed straight for Eeyore’s gloomy place, which is rather boggy and sad. The drawing is up for auction, in case you’re interested in dropping a ...
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What’s in a food truck

What’s in a food truck
Jetcy Jetcy 27 May, 2018
Food trucks are the real deal these days. The best ones serve a specialized menu really well, in a small, focused space. The Washington Post delves into the insides of several of these trucks and how they make the food with very specific equipment.
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When surveillance turns into stalking

When surveillance turns into stalking
Ellen Ellen 27 May, 2018
Many surveillance apps cater to parents who want to keep tabs on their children who have mobile phones. Many of these apps are used for less parental purposes. Jennifer Valentino-DeVries for The New York Times reports: More than 200 apps and services o...
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Basketball stat cherry picking

Basketball stat cherry picking
Ellen Ellen 27 May, 2018
MembershipCourses TutorialsBooksProjectsBecome a Member | Log inData Underload  /  basketball, cherrypicking By Nathan Yau Deep into the NBA playoffs, we are graced with stats-o-plenty before, during, and after every game. Some of the numbers are infor...
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Go back where you came from

Go back where you came from
Ellen Ellen 25 May, 2018
MembershipCourses TutorialsBooksProjectsBecome a Member | Log inData Underload  /  immigration, raceEveryone comes from somewhere else. By Nathan Yau The phrase confuses me. I was born in California. My mom was born in New York. “Go back where you came...
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Subway delays visually explained

Subway delays visually explained
Sharper Sharper 24 May, 2018
Adam Pearce for The New York Times describes the sad state of affairs that is the delayed subway trains in New York. One delay causes a ripple effect down the line, leaving little chance to get back on track. The more straightforward figures gear you up...
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Day of the year companies stop paying women

Day of the year companies stop paying women
Sharper Sharper 10 April, 2018
One way to think about gender pay gap is to imagine women receive the same pay as men each working day until they reach their salary. At some point during the year, women effectively work for free. With a new law that requires companies in Great Britain...
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Traveling salesman image drawing

Traveling salesman image drawing
Jetcy Jetcy 10 April, 2018
This is a fun drawing experiment in R by Antonio Sánchez Chinchón. A simple process: convert an image to black and white, sample the black points, and then solve the Traveling Salesman Problem for those points. Draw the resulting path for something like...
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Cities like yours

Cities like yours
Jetcy Jetcy 10 April, 2018
There are many ways to estimate how similar two cities are — weather, demographics, taxes, etc. Jed Kolko from job site Indeed and Josh Katz for The Upshot used the distribution of job offerings. Just enter your city or a nearby metro, and you get somet...
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The moon in 4k resolution

The moon in 4k resolution
Jetcy Jetcy 10 April, 2018
Based on data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA pieced together this high-resolution tour of the moon. At the two-minute mark they zoom in on a boulder in the middle of a 100-million-year-old crater, and it blew my mind.
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Understanding animated transitions in data visualization

Understanding animated transitions in data visualization
Sharper Sharper 10 April, 2018
Alec Barrett for TWO-N describes the benefits and some of the intricacies of animated transitions in data visualization. This visual essay is inspired by the question: What is happening conceptually between the start and end of a transition? I look at ...
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Tracking her boyfriend on strava

Tracking her boyfriend on strava
Ellen Ellen 10 April, 2018
Elizabeth Barber was in a long-distance relationship, and Strava was a way for her to connect with him. It became a point of anxiety when her boyfriend cycled with someone else more and more often. I was curious, and Strava is a joyless data bank for t...
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Datasets for teaching data science

Datasets for teaching data science
Sean Sean 9 April, 2018
Rafael Irizarry introduces the dslabs package for real-life datasets to teach data science: [I] try to avoid using widely used toy examples, such as the mtcars dataset, when I teach data science. However, my experience has been that finding examples th...
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[members only] how to make chord diagrams in r

[members only] how to make chord diagrams in r
Sharper Sharper 9 April, 2018
MembershipCoursesTutorialsBooksProjectsBecome a Member | Log inMembers Only Posted to Tutorials  /  Tags: R By Nathan Yau Show connections in the circular layout for a more compact presentation.About the Author Nathan Yau is a statistician who works p...
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A musical journey in 1939, retold with visualization

A musical journey in 1939, retold with visualization
Jetcy Jetcy 9 April, 2018
In 1939, John and Ruby Lomax traveled through ten southern states in three months. They recorded music by individuals with the belief that the subtleties of music culture is best captured when a person plays for another face-to-face. The Texas Folklore...
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