Category: data visualization

25 deadliest films by on-screen death counts

Over the weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen deaths in various films for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web …

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Divisiveness of the U.S. Senate, quantified

Earlier this month, The Economist, Yahoo! News, and several other respectable news outlets ran articles talking about some great network visualizations apparently showing the “political polarization of the U.S. Senate.” There, they argued that these visualizations show how the Senate …

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Edit: This article has been updated to 2015. Please see the latest version of the article here. Today I’m going to tackle the question that’s on all Redditor’s minds: How do I get a highly-upvoted post on Reddit? I won’t …

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Subreddit growth over time

Have you ever wondered how the Reddit community has changed since it started in 2005? I’ve only been active on Reddit since late 2011, so I’ve always been curious how Reddit looked before I came along. In this post, I …

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