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Rickrolling pie chart


From Finger Magazine a few years back, in the heyday of rickrolling and humor charts. Maybe some choose to forget this era, but I'm never gonna give you up, let you down, or run around and desert you.

Making better social media maps


Location-based data from social media can be interesting to analyze and map, but there are a lot of inherent challenges with the data.

Old school data journalism from the 1800s


Data journalism is relatively new as a concept, but in practice it has been around for a good while. Scott Klein for ProPublica tells the story of Horace Greeley, an editor for the New York Tribune and a congressman in the mid-1800s.

Gender gaps around the world


Ri Liu provides an exploratory view of gender gaps around the world through labor participation, parliament participation, and income.

A beard scale for baseball


There are a lot of beards and other types of facial hair in Major League Baseball. In case you're wondering how many and at what level, the Washington Post has you covered with a breakdown.

Future of visualization

Jeffrey Heer, computer science professor and co-founder of Trifacta, describes the future of visualization in a short 10-minute talk.

htmlwidgets: Create interactive web charts in R


If you don't want to bother with JavaScript but want to publish interactive graphics for the web or use interaction to explore your data, htmlwidgets might be for you.

Out-of-state commuters mapped


In a straightforward map, Seth Kadish shows the percentage of county residents who commute out of state, according to estimates from the American Community Survey.

Traffic gridlock simulation


I hate all things commute- and traffic-related, and it's probably why I like to learn about what makes commutes painful.

Data drawing pen pals


Stefanie Posavec, known around these parts for her manual data design and Giorgia Lupi, known for constantly drawing and searching for complexity, are sending each other data postcards once a week for a year.

3-D chart for economy’s future


People like to poke fun at 3-D charts, mostly because they don't work or a third dimension just isn't needed.

Abortion policies, over time and by state


For a class project, Katie Kowalsky, Dylan Moriarty, and Robin Tolochko examined changes in abortion policy since Roe v.

The Elements of Data Analytic Style


The Elements of Data Analytic Style by John Hopkins biostatistics professor Jeff Leek is a non-technical guide to the stuff they don't always cover in Stat 101, and it's priced as pay-what-you-want.

[Members Only] R Cheat Sheet and Guide for Graphical Parameters


You can customize graphics in R with par(), but the docs are mostly text and just organized alphabetically.

Equality for women and girls, 20-year report


In their continued work on the No Ceilings project, Fathom describes the current iteration of the site that shows 20 years of data, across hundreds of indicators.

NCAA bracket game that rewards risk-taking


Unlike traditional bracket-picking, the Upshot's bracket game has a twist. You still want to pick the winners, but you get rewarded extra points if you choose a winning team that's less of a crowd favorite.

NCAA tournament bracket predictions


March Madness starts this week in the states, which means it's time for bracket predictions and picks.

Wearable data objects that represent air pollution


For the most part, air pollution is invisible, so Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick created data objects to help see and experience the stuff you breathe.

Convert Adobe Illustrator files to HTML and CSS

For the folks who have to make graphics for all devices under the sun, any time that can be saved is worth saving.

Bivariate choropleth how-to


Your standard choropleth map shows geographic areas colored by a single variable. You're reading this, so you've seen them before.


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