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The Washington Post mapped power plants in the United States by type and capacity in megawatts. Color indicates the former, and bubble size indicates the latter.
Based on annual high school play and musical rankings from the magazine Dramatics, which date back to 1938, NPR charted the most popular plays by decade.
Here's a straightforward stacked area chart from the Economist that shows shifting market share in the technology sector.
Todd Schneider likes trivia, and he plays in an online league called LearnedLeague. Curious, Schneider wondered if there was anything interesting he could glean from the performance of the LLamas (Learned League members) that might apply to knowledge in general.
You typically hear about data breaches in terms of number of records that were hacked. "A million email addresses were stolen" or "hackers ripped off 100,000 passwords." Does anyone care?
Waiting in line stinks. I purposely go to the grocery store during off-times with my son, so I don't have to deal with the long lines.
What is machine learning? It sounds like a bunch of computers get together in the library on Tuesdays and study during all-nighters.
Incarceration costs a lot of money. We know this, sort of. But how much really? Million Dollar Blocks, by Daniel Cooper and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, estimates the cost in Chicago, down to the block level.
We usually see Census data in aggregate. It comes in choropleth maps or as statistics about various subpopulations and geographies.
CompStat is a program that started in the New York Police Department, and several other departments have implemented it since.
I was flipping through the channels the other night and happened on the Tour de France. It's cycling, in case you're unfamiliar, and it's not the most interesting sport to watch.
Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of a famous writer or literary character in their journey across the country?
Thanks to Metis for sponsoring the feed this week. Metis, known for their data science bootcamps in New York City, is holding an online and in-person Data Science Open House the evening of Wednesday, July 29.
This is a fun one. Software Galaxies by Andrei Kashcha visualizes popular software package managers as interactive galaxies.
There's been all sorts of weird stuff going on at Reddit lately, but who's got time for that when you can download 1.6 billion comments left on Reddit, since 2007 through May 2015?
You've probably seen those "maps" where people from other countries draw the United States and end up with a wobbly New York, Los Angeles, and some stuff in the middle.
Geoff McGhee for National Geographic highlights a handful of projects that form a genre that he calls "Steampunk" infographics.
Linguist Jack Grieve posted a bunch of maps that show swearing geographically, based on geotagged tweets.
When you're a kid, a year seems like forever. Appending "and a half" to an age seems significant and necessary.