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The government cut funding for the Statistical Atlas of the United States, so I made my own, based on the original 1870 atlas.
Ever since I found out about the Statistical Atlas of the United States, it annoyed me that there wasn't one in the works for the 2010 Census due to cuts in funding. So I recreated the original 187...
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Slowly getting back into interactive.
Prominent industries in a state can say a lot about an area. Is there a lot of farming? Is there a big technology market? Couple the jobs with salary, and you also see where the money's at. You see a state's priorities. For example, look at California. You see an increased prominence of ...
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Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let's look at the most unisex ones. Some names have always been predominantly male, such as Frank and Joseph, and some names are mostly female, such as Jessica and Michelle. However, there is a small group of names that is split between male ...
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Like them, I'd just move 'most unisex year'  from panel 1 to the footer/key below.  It reminded me of this, which made me smile:

hadley <- subset(bnames, name == "Hadley")
qplot(year, prop, data = hadley, geom = "line", colour = sex, main = "Hadley")
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p.8 in http://courses.had.co.nz/11-rice/slides/02-transformations.pdf
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The Economist covered a handful of visualization books in this week's issue.
Data Points: Visualisation That Means Something. By Nathan Yau. Wiley; 300 pages; $32 and £26.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk Facts are Sacred. By Simon...
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Where the grocery stores are.
I've been poking around grocery store locations, courtesy of AggData, the past few days. There's a grocery store just about everywhere you go in the United States, because, well, we gotta eat. They look similar in that they sell produce on one side, meat in the back, and snacks and soda on the ...
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A beer recommendation system using R and Python.
The goal for our system will be for a user to provide us with a beer that they know and love, and for us to recommend a new beer which they might like. To accomplish this, we're going to use collaborative filtering. We're going to compare 2 beers by ratings submitted by their common reviewers.
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Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does. 
Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does. The maps above don't count towards the 19, so your world view hasn't changed yet. However, the binocular-like image represents your upcoming experience. You look around. Nothing. Look more. Nothing.
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Made some charts.
In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute selected the 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema, and a few years ago, for kicks and giggles, I put the first eight quotes into chart form. I planned to chartify all 100, but I got distracted.
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Where to go with visualization after the basics.
It's easy these days to get started with visualization. There are a lot of resources — books, tutorials, blogs, and classes — to help you learn, and the many new and old software applications let you work with data right away, point and click. You don't have to stop here though.
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A statistician's wife had twins. He was delighted. He rang the minister who was also delighted. "Bring them to church on Sunday and we'll baptize them," said the minister. "No," replied the statistician. "Baptize one. We'll keep the other as a control. This line by George Burns is my favorite ...
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I've always wanted to visit the Land of Those Who Speak Normally.
We go places. They have names. What do these names mean though? The Atlas of True Names by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust can help you with that, replacing place names with the meaning of place names. California becomes the Land of the Successors, Texas is the Land of Friends, ...
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Flavor is spreading, and that's a very good thing.
As of March, the United States was home to nearly two thousand four hundred craft breweries, the small producers best known for India pale ales and other decidedly non-Budweiser-esque beers. What's more, they are rapidly colonizing what one might call the craft-beer frontier: the South, ...
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Data, visualization, and statistics. Background in eating. Author of 'Visualize This.'
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Statistics PhD student with a background in eating. I also wrote a book.
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