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Pie charts did nothing to deserve how you’re treating them
"So if you want to complain about something, complain about the rampant misuse of charts instead. No chart type is good at everything, and charting tools can’t read our minds yet. Pick the chart type that tells your story best, and ameliorates the pitfalls that you want to avoid.

Pie charts are OK. They existed before most of us, and they’ll probably outlive all of us. When we finally read the climate-driven death sentence of our planet in a 100-page report, it will probably have pie charts. So enjoy your artisanal donut charts and your home-baked square pie charts while you can, hipsters. Just kidding. Till then though, you can find me putting gold stars on every good little pie chart I encounter.

Lay off it, friends!"
piecharts  math  mathematics  data  datavisualization  visualization  classideas  2017  malakmanalp  charts  graphs 
april 2017 by robertogreco
If you need me, I’ll just be over here staring at... — Casey's Notes and Links
"If you need me, I’ll just be over here staring at the pictures in Limits to Growth (1972), by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jorgen Randers. and William W. Behrens III. Ok?"
2015  1972  caseygollan  donellameadows  growth  limitstogrowth  charts  graphs  slow  space  time  environment  nature  ddt  population  ecosystems  industry  industrialcapital  modeling  worldmodels  economics  policy  resources  timelines  jorgenrandes  williambehrens  dennismeadows 
february 2015 by robertogreco
D3.js - Data-Driven Documents
"D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation."

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data  javascript  visualization  graphs  mikebostock  d3  d3.js  html  webdev  css  datavisualization  webdesign 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Graph Commons
"“The diagrammatic or abstract machine does not function to represent even something real, but rather constructs a real that is yet to come, a new type of reality.” Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari<br />
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In a world where everything is connected to everything else, we need new ways to make sense of our new realities. Graph Commons provides a collective network mapping platform to create, navigate, share, and discuss relations among people, organizations, or concepts."
via:javierarbona  maps  visualization  network  graphs  commons  socialgraph  graphcommons  deleuze&guattari  gillesdeleuze  mapping  networks  organizations  relationships  deleuze  félixguattari 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Interactive | State of Working America
"Use the sliders on the timeline to select a timespan, and see how growth in average income was shared between the richest 10% and the other 90% of Americans. All figures are in 2008 dollars."
wealth  us  economics  trickledownmyass  disparity  therichgetricher  it'sbroken  money  policy  charts  graphs  classideas  labor  work  productivity  incomegap  income  timeline 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Global house prices: Clicks and mortar | The Economist
"The Economist has been publishing data on global house prices since 2002. The interactive tool above enables you to compare nominal and real house prices across 20 markets over time. And to get a sense of whether buying a property is becoming more or less affordable, you can also look at the changing relationships between house prices and rents, and between house prices and incomes."
housing  economics  data  us  uk  japan  international  prices  2010  property  via:cityofsound  housingbubble  graphs  statistics  charts 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Illuminations: Dynamic Paper
"Need a pentagonal pyramid that's six inches tall? Or a number line that goes from ‑18 to 32 by 5's? Or a set of pattern blocks where all shapes have one-inch sides? You can create all those things and more with the Dynamic Paper tool. Place the images you want, then export it as a PDF activity sheet for your students or as a JPEG image for use in other applications or on the web."
dynamicpaper  graphs  generator  geometry  mathematics  math  free  interactive  worksheets  graphing 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Frank Chimero - The Back Side of Your Gullet is Decadent and Depraved, Part 2
"What was nourishing creative work? “Maybe it does what nourishing food does,” I thought. “It fills a void. Fills us up. Maybe makes us stop wanting for just a little, brilliant moment.”

Yes, that…

Let’s see, nourishing creative work: To Kill a Mockingbird. Citizen Kane. Shakespeare. You know, stuff that speaks to our essential human nature, the canonical creative output of human-kind…

"Committing to making nourishing things might be resigning myself to a life of stuffiness, corduroy blazers, NPR pledge drives, & raw food diets. Surely there must be some nourishing things out there that are fun, right? I redrew my list as a graph…

The top right was the place. It was the challenge. Fun, but not vapid. That’s where I wanted my work to live at all costs: fun & nourishing. I closed my eyes & imagined biting into a ripe peach, large enough to share, but delicious enough to not want to.

“This is what success tastes like…”"
creativity  graphs  frankchimero  nourishment  culture  fun  unfun  notnourishing  soul  fulfillment  enjoyment  bliss  glvo  maps  mapping  quality  purpose 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Spatial History Project
"The Spatial History Lab at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of scholars to engage in creative visual analysis to further research in the field of history." What is Spatial History:
history  charts  graphs  time  chronology  revolution  change  geography  maps  mapping  visualization  data  patterns  via:thelibrarianedge 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Kurt Vonnegut at the Blackboard - Lapham’s Quarterly
"Now let me give you a marketing tip. The people who can afford to buy books and magazines and go to the movies don’t like to hear about people who are poor or sick, so start your story up here [indicates top of the G-I axis]. You will see this story over and over again. People love it, and it is ..."
vonnegut  storytelling  charts  graphs  humor  infographics  narrative  literature  writing  philosophy  tcsnmy  kurtvonnegut 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Mesofacts: slowly changing facts - Blog
"When people think of knowledge, they generally think of two sorts of facts: facts that don't change, like the height of Mount Everest or the capital of the United States, or facts that change a lot, like the weather or the stock market close. But in between there is a third timescale, with its separate category of facts: facts that change slowly, or mesofacts. This middle, or meso-, scale, of facts are the most interesting and yet the most slippery with which to be acquainted. These change over the course of a single lifetime but we tend to nonetheless view them as constant."
blogs  mesofacts  data  history  information  time  trends  statistics  graphs  visualization  charts 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Charting the minutes of night in Helsinki - Core77
"Helsinki is one of those places that experiences extremes of light and dark, with nearly endless nights in the wintertime and almost none in the summer. Anotonio Scarponi of Conceptual Devices in Zurich, Switzerland has devised a calendar that maps out this extreme seasonal change throughout the year on a bar graph.

The months march across the horizontal axis while the hours, listed vertically from noon to midnight, index the minutes of night experienced by each particular calendar day, which is then infilled in black. It results in a solid curve of changing light, jogged twice for the time change."
infographics  visualization  time  light  helsinki  finland  charts  graphs  daylight 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Statistical analysis, data and graphing | Timetric: making data useful
"You can use Timetric to show people your data and analysis as well; so the graphs you draw on Timetric can be embedded into your blogs and websites, and if the data they're based on is updated, they'll be updated too. You can set up alerts too, and get Timetric to email you when something interesting happens to a value you're watching.
timetric  graphing  graphs  data  information  visualization  api  statistics  sparklines  charts 
october 2009 by robertogreco
"Kurt Vonnegut’s master’s thesis in anthropology was rejected by the University of Chicago. “It was rejected because it was so simple and looked like too much fun,” Vonnegut writes. “One must not be too playful.” This excerpt from PALM SUNDAY, is the gist of his argument:"
vonnegut  writing  narrative  story  charts  fiction  books  graphs  storytelling  kurtvonnegut 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Tokyo Tuesday: Japan, right now. | 東京の火曜日
"And five minutes ago, in three hours, or at 9:55 on Saturday night. What's Japan up to? Let's find out with some graphs. Let's get specific, too. How many women with part-time jobs are walking their dog at 3am? Yeah, we've got that. Let's jump right into this: Japan has the absolute best census in the history of my known world. Not only does it include normal things like age, sex, and the height of each of your pets, but it also legitimizes the gossipy question of What Are You Doing Right Now? Japan slapped a bunch of people with notebooks and a sacred Numbers Mission: keep a log of what you do during the day, in fifteen minute intervals. And those people did!"

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infographics  japanese  japan  visualization  behavior  statistics  census  culture  graphs 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Visualizing Economics
"Visualizing Economics is run by Catherine Mulbrandon. Here you will find information about the US and World economy presented through graphs, charts and maps."
visualization  economics  graphs  finance  statistics  charts 
august 2008 by robertogreco
information design patterns cookbook - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics
"a sophisticated online collection of about 48 design patterns that describe distinct methods for the display of interactive information graphics, their active behavior as well as the forms of user interaction with them."
infographics  informationdesign  patterns  research  webdesign  reference  information  infodesign  graphs  charts  webdev 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Is Knowledge Representation Becoming More Visual? | Knowledge Matters
"I think knowledge representation is becoming more visual, but I don’t see visualisations replacing the written word, music notation, or numbers. Rather I see visualisations as an adjunct to these artefacts."
knowledge  communication  visualization  visual  writing  graphs  charts  infographics  information  representation 
april 2008 by robertogreco
gongblog - main blog - Comparative Histograms of World Economic Powers
"Here are 3 graphs that I've come across in the past 24 hours that truly express the scale of the U.S. economy (output as GDP) compared to other countries throughout history."
graphs  history  statistics  visualization  economics  business  us  via:kottke 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Developer's Guide - Google Chart API - Google Code
"The Google Chart API lets you dynamically generate charts. To see the Chart API in action, open up a browser window and copy the following URL into it:|World"
sparklines  graphs  datavisualization  visualization  charts  api  generator  google  images 
december 2007 by robertogreco
distellamap | ben fry
"Seeing the operation of code in Atari 2600 games. This is a dual reprise of my dismap and mariosoup pieces that look at the code of cartridge games, and how the graphics are mixed in."
code  coding  complexity  processing  programming  atari  graphics  flow  videogames  games  gaming  graphs  datavisualization 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Giant Global Graph | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs
"whichever device I use to look up bookmark, phone, office wall, it will access situation-appropriate view of integration of everything I know about that flight from different sources...websites involved will be secondary things, & devices terti
timberners-lee  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialmedia  socialgraph  net  mobile  semanticweb  software  technology  web  web2.0  online  openid  opensocial  google  graphs  global  complexity  internet  portability  information  semantic  portable  social 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Chart Chooser
"Use the filters to find the right chart type for your needs. Then download as Excel or PowerPoint templates and insert your data."
charts  data  diagrams  infographics  graphs  generator  excel  downloads  free  productivity  presentations  powerpoint  visualization  statistics  tables  howto  math  online  utilities  templates 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Baseball Pitches Illustrated | Lokesh Dhakar
"This is not a complete guide. I’ve picked 12 of the more common pitches: Fastballs: Four-seam, Two-seam, Cutter, Splitter, and Forkball; Breaking Balls: Curveball, Slider, Slurve, and Screwball; Changeups: Changeup, Palmball, Circle Changeup"
sports  baseball  charts  infographics  visualization  diagrams  graphs  howto  illustration 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Cool Tool: TitleZ * RankForest
"While you can just check the Amazon page to see what a product's ranking is, what you really want is something that constantly tracks an item and compiles the data into graphs, charts, and spreadsheets."
books  trends  tracking  zeitgeist  amazon  sales  products  consumption  graphs  charts  ideas 
october 2007 by robertogreco
YouTube - Moebius Transformations Revealed
"A short film depicting the beauty of Moebius Transformations in mathematics. The movie shows how moving to a higher dimension can make the transformations easier to understand."
math  video  geometry  visualization  transformation  science  graphs  graphics  animation 
september 2007 by robertogreco
LastGraph: Home
"This is LastGraph, a web-based system for making pretty wavegraphs of your musical profile. The charts have time along the horizontal axis, and number of plays on the vertical; think of it as sort of a stacked line graph, but centered, smoothed,
lastfm  music  visualization  datavisualization  data  charts  aggregator  statistics  graphics  generator  information  infodesign  listening  mashup  graphs 
september 2007 by robertogreco
collision detection: Physicist discovers Mary Jane/Peter Parker the strongest tie in the Marvel social network
"This is beyond awesome: Pablo Gleiser, a physicist, took 12,942 issues of various Marvel comics, traced all the connections between 6,486 different characters -- and produced a massive social-network map of the Marvel Universe."
comics  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  social  networks  storytelling  visualization  data  graphs 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches
"Let’s take a look at the most interesting modern approaches to data visualization as well as related articles, resources and tools."
infographics  infodesign  information  graphic  graphics  webdesign  visualization  visual  usability  timelines  networks  images  data  graphs  presentations  mindmap  media  diagrams  charts  interactive  webdev 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Flags By Colours
"Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag Click on an image to reveal the flag"
charts  color  data  design  flags  geography  graphs  statistics  identity  nations  international  information  infographics  visualization  world 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Summize - Summarized product reviews
"Over 6 million user reviews on 1 million products — visualized, summarized, simplified, fructified."
aggregator  amazon  books  cameras  color  visualization  visual  tools  readwriteweb  infographics  information  shopping  services  product  products  gadgets  gifts  graphics  graphs  hardware  consumerism  comparison  research  reviews 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Cabinet Magazine Online - A Timeline of Timelines
"This is an expanded version of a timeline that appeared in Cabinet's "Histories of the Future" issue. Daniel Rosenberg's introduction to the timeline can be found here."
time  charts  infographics  information  mapping  maps  diagrams  graphics  history  society  storytelling  images  design  data  visualization  graphs  travel  timelines  infodesign  cartography 
december 2006 by robertogreco
mike love : genealogy of influence
"a graph of biographical entries at Wikipedia with connections denoting creative influence"
mapping  networks  people  religion  wikipedia  visualization  information  history  education  culture  classics  art  interactive  ideas  graphics  graphs  maps  networking  relationships  reference  biographies 
november 2006 by robertogreco

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