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Andrew Wheeler
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New blog post. I find having a network view of things takes a big change in perspective but is useful for a variety of analyst tasks.
This is a task I've have to conduct under several guises in the past. Given a set of edges, reduce those edges into unique subgroups based on the transitive closure of those edges. That is, find a ...
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Mathematica was clearly jealous of Excel - using those fancy graphics to make 3d pie charts.
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For years I’ve been trying to convince somebody to make a sandwich board out of their poster, or to use their cloth poster as a cape (see my Designing conference posters for more gratuitous tips).  It would just be a … Continue reading →
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"Tile clones is a powerful feature of inkscape, it allows you to create tiled copies of an object while tweaking the variables on how they are placed and styled..."
Tile clones is a powerful feature of inkscape, it allows you to create tiled copies of an object while tweaking the variables on how they are placed and styled. The dialog, however, can be daunting...
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I'm not much of a fan of the other charts, but the CDF chart is great.
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The Upshot, NYT's new data journalism venture
The Upshot has just been launched and it looks good. After Nate Silver left The New York Times , the paper has been trying to  to fill the void   left. Silver's FiveThirtyEight  is, for now, a bit disappointing,  frivolous , vague, and uninteresting, despit...
The Upshot has just been launched and it looks good. After Nate Silver left The New York Times, the paper has been trying to to fill the void left. Silver's FiveThirtyEight is, for now, a bit disappointing, frivolous, vague, ...
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Learn the basics of optics to bring your painting skills to a new level. This tutorial is the first in a series that takes you through the fundamental science behind light and vision, so that you can create realistic paintings that make sense to the human eye. First up: light, shadow, reflections, and edges. | Tags: Drawing, Painting
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Limited sample size - but the 2 papers I've posted on SSRN so far have about 1:10 ratio of downloads to views. These top papers though appear to have ratios between 1:2 and 1:5 (and of course a very much larger total number of views).  
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When interpreting regression model coefficients in which the predictions are non-linear in the original variables, such as when you have polynomial terms or interaction effects, it is much simpler ...
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Spectral graph drawing – 32leaves
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Whenever I attend a lecture about some topic, I tend to gather some more information about that particular field than the lecture itself pro

Weekly Top 5 Papers – April 18, 2014
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The Second Amendment as Ordinary Constitutional Law by Glenn Reynolds (University of Tennessee College of Law). 2. An Intermarket Approach t

Plotting interactions and non-linear predictions
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When interpreting regression model coefficients in which the predictions are non-linear in the original variables, such as when you have pol

How much do federal taxes redistribute income?
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In the graph below, the closer the curve is to the gray, diagonal line the more equal the distribution. In the next couple of graphics, I fo

Visualising Data » Blog Archive » The fine line between confusion and de...
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(2) Everyone's own reaction is entirely legitimate. Regardless of whether someone is telling you this is the best or the worst visualisation

Econometrics Beat: Dave Giles' Blog: Law-Breaking Econometricians
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I don't follow Lars P. Syll's blog, but the other day I was led there by a Twitter tweet. Lars begins his recent post, "Forecasting Alchemy"

E-Cigarettes Losing Charge with Surge in City Bans - City Square by the ...
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By Chris Bosch. The popular “e-cigarette” devices are facing increased regulatory scrutiny in cities across the United States. The OC Regist

900 Years of Tree Diagrams, the Most Important Data Viz Tool in History ...
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Trees are a data viz tool that has outlived empires and endured huge upheavals in the arts and sciences.

Fracking's risks are manageable, but we need to do a better job of manag...
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Frack job of Encana Oil & Gas near Rifle, Colo., March 29 (Associated Press photo by Brennan Linsley) The advent of horizontal hydraulic fra

Why Gentrification Is So Hard to Stop
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Gentrification isn't new -- it's actually baked into the economic forces that have been driving urban development since the 1950s.

Mapping News by Mapperz
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map,gis,news blog,updated regularly by mapperz

Digital Hub | Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Divvy Data Chal...
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This year, for the first time, Divvy made its trip data publicly available to programmers and designers, and launched a contest to bring 750

As smoking declines in wealthy places, it lingers more, or even rises, i...
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Poor and working-class counties have increasingly high rates of smoking, while the smoking rates in wealthy counties continue to decline, ac

Cart-oh-nono #1: blending choropleths and basemaps
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The first post in an occasional series pointing out why what you think is a good idea for your map might not be so cool after all. Here's a

Neighborhood watch groups spring up in rural communities as thefts increase
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Thieves stealing from farms better beware—they're being watched. Across the country a new wave of neighborhood watch groups are popping up i

Moving the North Pole to the Equator | FreakonometricsFreakonometrics
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I am still working with @3wen on visualizations of the North Pole. So far, it was not that difficult to generate maps, but we started to hav

NYC OpenData • Independently designed and launched by Microsoft...
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Independently designed and launched by Microsoft Research’s Future Social Experiences Labs’ Kati London, HereHere playfully integrates NYC O

Wandering in the footsteps of the polar bear with Google Maps
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This guest post is from Krista Wright, the executive director of Polar Bears International. We’ve partnered with PBI to share a fascinating

Ganymede and Mercury
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The USGS has published a geologic map of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon and the largest moon in the Solar System, based on imagery from th