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Does the news reflect what we die from? - Our World in Data
The answer to the headline is obvious but the article includes a useful graph.
datavisualization  journalism  via:HackerNews 
may 2019 by mcherm
In 2019 Everyone on Earth has a Mobile Phone
The number of humans age 15+ and the number of people owning a mobile phone are nearly the same. 4/5 of those are smartphones. Half of the smartphones are iOS the other half are Android.
mobile  datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
may 2019 by mcherm
Mistakes, we’ve drawn a few – The Economist
A truly excellent article in which a data visualizer from The Economist gives examples of poor data visualizations they have published in the past, explains what is flawed about each, and rewrites it in a better fashion.
datavisualization  via:reddit 
march 2019 by mcherm
yEd - Graph Editor
A cross-platfoem drawing tool especially for graphs. May be worth trying, especially as an alternative to graphviz and Visio.
datavisualization  drawing  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Test Your Knowledge of American Incarceration - The New York Times
Clever presentation: asks readers estimate what they believe the statistics are, then shows the actual statistic so they can see how well they understood the facts.
datavisualization  prison  nytimes  via:reddit 
december 2018 by mcherm
Introduction to A*
A very detailed description of the A* pathfinding algorithm complete with animated illustrations.
programming  gameprogramming  gamedev  algorithm  datavisualization 
december 2018 by mcherm
World GDP by country. - dataisbeautiful
Video showing the countries with the largest GDP, animated from 1960 to 2018.
datavisualization  via:reddit  economics 
december 2018 by mcherm
How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born? - The New York Times
An excellent way to present climate change data, if your goal is to reach people who "don't believe it is real".
via:reddit  nytimes  climate  environment  science  datavisualization 
september 2018 by mcherm
D3-dag – Layout algorithms for visualizing directed acylic graphs | Hacker News
A graph layout algorithm for D3 (and a couple of other tools linked to in the comments).
datavisualization  javascript  d3 
september 2018 by mcherm
End of the Rainbow? New Map Scale is More Readable by People Who Are Color Blind - Scientific American
Don't use a rainbow scale for colorizing diagrams: it is misleading to people with color vision (and sucks for those without). Use a greyscale, or else scale straight from blue to yellow if you really need color.
datavisualization  ScientificAmerican  via:HackerNews 
august 2018 by mcherm
Graphing very small differences in very big numbers
A clever trick using base 1024 which could also be run on base 10 or base 1000.
datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
april 2018 by mcherm
25 Notable Cryptocurrencies [OC] - dataisbeautiful
Beautiful visualization that illustrates the state of the cryptocurrency market today.
cryptocurrency  bitcoin  history  datavisualization  via:reddit 
march 2018 by mcherm
Gay Marriage Laws by State [OC]
See the pre-backlash to the legalization of gay marriage.
law  gayrights  datavisualization  via:reddit 
february 2018 by mcherm
I tried to find the date of origin for every international border [OC] [5446x6217] - MapPorn
The amount of information packed into this one diagram is astounding, and the quality of the diagram as well as the effort that clearly went into researching the data makes it even more impressive.
maps  datavisualization  via:reddit 
january 2018 by mcherm
How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore: Maps of Alabama in 1860 and 2017 offer a startling comparison — Quartz
Modern voting patterns look like ancient slave-owning patterns (probably because both correlate to race).
history  via:reddit  voting  datavisualization 
december 2017 by mcherm
Infographic: Visualizing the Most Valuable Companies of All-Time
The East India trade company was (this claims) 10X the size of Apple today.
via:reddit  history  economics  datavisualization 
december 2017 by mcherm
Collapsible Tree -
A collapsable tree implemented in D3. I should investigate whether it can meet my needs
d3  webdevelopment  datavisualization 
november 2017 by mcherm
Letter and next-letter frequencies in English [OC]
Useful for Markov generators and cryptography, also looks kinda cool.
language  datavisualization  via:reddit 
september 2017 by mcherm
Countries with the Largest Defense Budgets [OC]
Shows world military spending and the share by each country.
datavisualization  government 
september 2017 by mcherm
Why is the Quintic Unsolvable?
Attempts to show this in an intuitive fashion with one blog post and some interactive graphs not a whole semester of Galois theory. But I didn't read the whole thing.
math  via:HackerNews  datavisualization 
july 2017 by mcherm
Tree editor for touch screens
Interesting UI, but not quite as user-friendly as I would want because of how the layout changes.
datavisualization  via:HackerNews  ui 
june 2017 by mcherm
Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Research
You can have VERY different visual appearances for the same mean, standard deviation, and other summary statistics. This paper has examples, and explains the technique they used to generate the data sets.
statistics  datavisualization  via:boingboing  math 
may 2017 by mcherm
Flame Graphs
A specialized data visualization format for things like stack traces.
datavisualization  programming  via:HackerNews 
february 2017 by mcherm
Graphviz | Graphviz - Graph Visualization Software
Tool that automatically lays out diagrams. Not quite as powerful or flexible as I'd like.
datavisualization  useful 
february 2017 by mcherm
The True Size Of Countries
A map that rescales national boundaries onto a map of the globe.
datavisualization  via:HackerNews  maps 
january 2017 by mcherm
How notation can improve (or worsen) thought
Several examples: a juggling notation led to the discovery of simple tricks that were brand new, knot notation led to achievements in that field of topology, and so forth.
via:HackerNews  brain  math  datavisualization  philosophy 
july 2016 by mcherm
What Happened to Google Maps? — Justin O'Beirne
Google maps was way more readable in 2010 than 2016. They removed cities and added roads. Probably done for the sake of mobile, but it makes it worse.
maps  datavisualization  google  via:HackerNews 
may 2016 by mcherm
Aspect Ratios in Art: What Is Better Than Being Golden? Being Plastic, Rooted, or Just Rational? Investigating Aspect Ratios of Old vs. Modern Paintings—Wolfram Blog
This could have been an excellent example of analysis and data visualization if it weren't 5x too long and just a heavily disguised ad for Mathematica.
datavisualization  via:reddit  mathematica 
november 2015 by mcherm
Norse Attack Map
A dynamic map of cyber attacks occurring in real time.
security  hacking  datavisualization  via:reddit 
august 2015 by mcherm
Beware Summary Statistics | Slate Star Codex
Summary statistics can mislead... ask to see the scatter plot.
statistics  via:SlateStarCodex  datavisualization 
july 2015 by mcherm
NYC’s Housing Cost Myth — re:form — Medium
A map of prices in NYC shown as a bar graph over the geographic layout of NY city itself.
datavisualization  medium  via:medium 
january 2015 by mcherm
Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society
Even slight amounts of individual racism lead to large segregation in society. This can be countered by slight preferences for diversity. All illustrated brilliantly.
math  racism  vihart  via:HackerNews  datavisualization  todo 
december 2014 by mcherm
Five Ways to Lie with Charts - Issue 19: Illusions - Nautilus
Some excellent examples of BAD data visualization: how to mislead intentionally with charts.
datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
november 2014 by mcherm
I hate stacked area charts - All this
A perfect explanation for why you should NEVER use this chart type.
datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
june 2014 by mcherm
Enigma Labs | Temperature Anomalies
A really beautiful display of temperature variations over time in the US.
datavisualization  weather  globalwarming  via:HackerNews 
april 2014 by mcherm
The MtGox 500
Graphs of the buys and sells of large traders on MtGox.
bitcoin  via:HackerNews  datavisualization 
march 2014 by mcherm
Nelson's Weblog: tech / angry-rainbow-palette
When using a color spectrum in data visualization, don't use 100% saturation.
datavisualization  color  via:NelsonMinar 
february 2014 by mcherm
Why Oboe.js? : Oboe.js
A really wonderful example of using animations for data visualization.
ajax  datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
february 2014 by mcherm
Bitcoin Market Price (USD)
Log graph of bitcoin prices over all time. Shows the series of peaks and crashes.
bitcoin  datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
november 2013 by mcherm
Bloomberg Gas Price Ranking
The price of gasoline in various countries. Nice presentation format.
datavisualization  economics  via:HackerNews 
september 2013 by mcherm
Idempotency Concept Roadmap Prototype
A nice diagram for explaining the business value of idempotency.
computerscience  programming  datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
may 2013 by mcherm
Same data, different Histograms
Displaying the same data set with VERY different-looking histograms based just on where the bucket boundaries are set. An artificial example but a very real issue.
statistics  via:HackerNews  math  datavisualization 
april 2013 by mcherm
A New Map Of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
Use Where's George to map the movement of money in the US. Then draw new regional boundaries based on actual trade and interaction. Really interesting results.
via:HackerNews  maps  economics  datavisualization 
march 2013 by mcherm
Tree of Life
An incredibly good visualization of evolution, diversity, and mass extinctions.
biology  evolution  science  datavisualization 
february 2013 by mcherm
Numbers Every Programmer Should Know By Year
Times, like disk access, branch mispredict, or network packet send and how they have changed over the years. It really IS something every programmer should know although not so many do. NOTE: data may be questionable; extrapolation IS questionable.
programming  hardware  networking  datavisualization  via:reddit  performance 
december 2012 by mcherm
Impact of Major on Career Path for 15600 Williams College Alums
A nice display: arcs (of varying widths) from different majors to different jobs. I would have done one thing differently: I would have used two curves that did NOT form a circle, since it took me a while to figure out that the left and right of the circle are unrelated.
datavisualization  via:HackerNews 
december 2012 by mcherm
What’s the Most Important Theorem? | Computational Story Lab
Take all the theorems in a mathematical analysis textbook and draw a graph showing which is needed for which others. Find the root of the graph (DeMorgan's laws for set theory) and the most influential node (something I'm not familiar with).
math  datavisualization  via:reddit 
december 2012 by mcherm
Animated Factorization Diagrams – Data Pointed
An animated display of factoring numbers. Really, really fun to watch. May help give people a sense of numbers.
math  datavisualization  fun 
november 2012 by mcherm
Election maps
Some GOOD maps showing the distribution of sentiment during this election. Stretched to show equal electorial vote power as equal areas, and shaded in color to indicate percentage of vote.
datavisualization  politics  via:boingboing 
november 2012 by mcherm
9-9-9 in One (Really Long) Graph | Jared Bernstein | On the Economy
A graph showing how a flat tax proposal compares to today's tax code.
politics  datavisualization 
october 2011 by mcherm

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