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Sponsor: Metis Data Science Training →

Thanks to Metis for sponsoring the feed this week. Explore Data Science Self-paced online training Sign up here Last week, data science educator Metis launched a new online training, Explore Data Science, which introduces common data science theory and techniques to help programmers, mathematicians, and other technical professionals expand their data science expertise.

Who marries who, by profession

People with certain professions tend to marry others with a given profession. Adam Pearce and Dorothy Gambrell for Bloomberg Business were curious.

International impact of China’s economic slowdown

China's economic slowdown means a major decline in imports from other countries, which leads to significant effects in these areas.

Members Only: How to Make an Interactive Stacked Area Chart

Stacked area charts let you see categorical data over time. Interaction allows you to focus on specific categories without losing sight of the big picture.

Suite of data tools for beginners, focused on fun

Data can be intimidating and confusing for beginners, and as a result they stay away from the spreadsheets and delimited files altogether.

Why People Visit the Emergency Room

These are the top 250 products that people injure themselves on or with in a year. Read More

Galaxy of cover songs

A fun one from Interactive Things that shows cover songs with a galaxy metaphor: The panorama view shows the 50 top songs as individual planetary systems with the original work as the sun.

Taxi ride volume during Super Bowl key moments

A high percentage of Americans are glued to the television or party sample platter during the Super Bowl each year, which is especially obvious if you go anywhere without a television during this time.

Sponsor: Metis Data Science Open House →

Thanks to Metis for sponsoring the feed this week.   Tuesday, February 9 Metis, San Francisco 633 Folsom Street, 6th Floor RSVP   Visit Metis in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30 - 8pm and meet the instructors, students of our Data Science Bootcamp.

Wind prediction and potential power

As we use up current energy resources, it grows more important to look to alternative energy sources.

Campaign Finance API moves to ProPublica

Back in 2008, the New York Times rolled out a campaign finance API so that you could easily access data based on Federal Election Commission filings.

Catalog of criminal justice data

There's a lot of data on criminal justice — prison populations, crime rates, police policies, etc — but it can be hard to find, because it's scattered across and deep within thousands of local sites.

Role of empathy in visualization

On the PolicyViz podcast, Kim Rees of Periscopic and Mushon Zer-Aviv of Shual Design Studio discuss whether or not empathy plays a role in visualization.

Small multiples for NBA game differentials

Adam Pearce charted minute-by-minute point differentials for NBA games during the 2014-15 season. To squeeze distribution in, I had to make a couple of trade offs.

Game: Guess the correlation

Guess the Correlation is a straightforward game where you do just that, and it's surprisingly fun. You get a scatterplot and you guess the correlation coefficient.

Sum of life’s parts

What if you relived life's activities in big clumps? Thirty years of sleeping in one go. Five months sitting on the toilet.

Same source, different styles

Jaakko Seppälä drew ten comic characters, each in its original style and in the style of the other nine.

Satellite time-lapse of Earth

Charlie Loyd, who works with satellite imagery at Mapbox, put together a 12-second time-lapse of Earth using a day of data from Japan's weather satellite Himawari-8.

Amanda Cox is new editor of The Upshot

The Upshot, the data analysis-centric site from the New York Times, has a new editor, and her name is Amanda Cox.

Playing with fonts using neural networks

Erik Bernhardsson downloaded 50,000 fonts and then threw them to the neural networks to see what sort of letters a model might come up with.