Forget bell curves, jellybeans, and coin flips to explain statistical concepts. Dancing Statistics is a video series that demonstrates variance, correlation, and sampling through coreographed movements.
Justin Blinder used New York's city planning dataset and Google Streetview for a before and after view of vacant lots.
Based on reviews from BeerAdvocate, Beer Viz, a visualization class project, asks you to choose a general style of beer and a beer that you like.
The NBA has been kind of gaga over data the past few years, and they recently announced that all 30 teams would have player tracking installed so they can see where they go at night after games.
One of the main challenges of any data project is getting the data. It seems obvious, but the effort to get the right data to answer a question seems to catch people off guard.
After noting the later dinner time in Spain, Stefano Maggiolo noted relatively late sunsets for one of the possible reasons, compared to standard time.
Because you get more pizza to eat, and if you don't finish it, you'll have breakfast tomorrow. Other than that fine reason, well, it's geometrically the better deal.
The histogram is one of my favorite chart types, and for analysis purposes, I probably use them the most.
Looking for a job in data science, visualization, or statistics? There are openings on the board. Senior Associate Director, Analytics for the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
I like how a little bit of game theory has crept into Jeopardy! with contestant Arthur Chu. He bonces around the board in search of Daily Doubles and bets to tie in final Jepoardy.
Selfiecity, from Lev Manovich, Moritz Stefaner, and a small group of analysts and researchers, is a detailed visual exploration of 3,200 selfies from five major cities around the world.
Global Forest Watch uses satellite imagery and other technologies to estimate forest usage, change, and tree cover (among other things).
Maris Jensen just made SEC filings readable by humans. The motivation: But in the twenty years since, despite hundreds of millions invested in rounds of contracted EDGAR modernization efforts and interactive data false starts, the SEC's EDGAR has remained almost untouched.
This is all sorts of neat. Researchers Andrew Adamatzky and Ramon Alonso-Sanz are using a slime mold, P polycephalum, to find the most efficient road routes to provide guidance on how to rework them.
Nick Danforth for Al Jazeera delves into the history books for why north is typically on the top of our maps.
Victor Powell, who has visualized the Central Limit Theorem and Simpson's Paradox, most recently provided a visual explainer for conditional probability.
As most of us know, it's not easy getting by on minimum wage, and in some places it's not possible. The New York Times provides a calculator to see how challenging it can be.
— Using Dates and Times in R. — Jerzy Wieczorek describes his first semester as a stat PhD student. — Apparently there's a stochastic process in probability theory called the Chinese Restaurant Process, and a closely related Indian Buffet Process.
Nicholas Felton, Drew Breunig, and Friends of the Web released Reporter for iPhone. The app—$3.99 on the app store—prompts you with quizzes, such as who you're with or what you're doing, sparsely throughout the day to help you collect data about yourself and surroundings.
Kirk Goldsberry talks the rise of analytics usage in the NBA. With cameras above every court recording player movements, there's a higher granularity analysis that is now possible, beyond the box score.