The reigns and deaths of the Roman Emperors


Ah, the Roman Empire. One of the greatest empires to conquer the known world of ancient Europe. At its height, every man desired to sit on the throne, making the Roman Emperor one of the more precarious roles in ancient

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The age divide in where Americans want their tax dollars spent


With the U.S. Midterm Elections coming up, it’s time again to rally your friends and family to fulfill their civic duty at the voting booths on November 4th. Considering the possibility that the Senate will flip parties, this will be

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The reddit world map


We can all agree that online social networks dominate most people’s day-to-day Internet lives. 90% of all U.S. adults aged 18-29 have a Facebook account, and a large portion of those people check their Facebook at least once a day.

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The ebb and flow of movies redux


Six years ago, the NY Times published one of my favorite interactive graphics entitled, “The ebb and flow of movies.” This brilliant graphic concisely visualized over two decades of box office sales with the now-popular streamgraph. The colors indicated how

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Is 2014 the most unpredictable year of college football?


Florida State and Alabama have been dethroned. Several crowd favorites are struggling to stay in the top 25 (bye bye, Tigers!). And now the upstart Mississippi State Bulldogs — who weren’t ranked at the start of the season and have

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Who’s responsible for gas prices at the pump?


With gas prices hitting an all-time low for 2014, many of us are left to wonder: Who’s responsible for gas prices at the pump? According to the UT Energy Poll, the largest national poll on energy issues, 7 in 10

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What makes for a stable marriage?


About a decade ago, the gossip on everyone’s lips was that “1/2 of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce.” That factoid was later disproven, but it left a lasting impression on the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of America.

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The most upvoted post on reddit every day


One of the most commonly asked questions about reddit is, “What is the most popular reddit post of all time?” It’s easy enough to go to /r/all/top and see the posts with the highest score, but thanks to reddit’s vote

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Do men on OKCupid follow the Standard Creepiness Rule?


It seems that there’s an XKCD comic for every life situation that we run in to. Is there an XKCD comic for that yet? One of my favorites, by far, is the comic titled “Dating pools.” This comic highlighted the

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Who are the climate change deniers?


It seems that every 6 months, we see the news light up with reporters quoting the latest public opinion poll results on global climate change. “Climate change denial is up 7 percentage points this year.” “1 in 5 Americans now

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The data visualizations on this blog are the result of my “data tinkering” hobby, where I tackle a new data analysis problem every week. If I find something interesting, I report my findings here to share with the world.

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