Tag: data visualization

If you’ve ever watched Major League Baseball, one of the feature points of the sport is the batting line-up that each team decides upon before each game. Traditional baseball logic tells us that speedy, reliable hitters like Trea Turner should …

Does batting order matter in Major League Baseball? A simulation approach Read More »

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Last week, Antonio S. Chinchón made an interesting post showing how to create a traveling salesman portrait in R. Essentially, the idea is to sample a bunch of dark pixels in an image, solve the well-known traveling salesman problem for …

Traveling salesman portrait in Python Read More »

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As I discussed in my last post, certain industries in the U.S. draw a younger (or older) demographic than others. There are a variety of reasons that younger people are more likely to work in a shoe store than a …

How Americans make a living based on their age Read More »

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Ever wondered what industries employ the youngest and oldest people? Wonder no more. To create the visualization below, I pulled the employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics web site to rank all of the industries by the …

Top 10 oldest and youngest industries in the U.S. Read More »

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Pie charts are the most widely berated chart in data visualization. Many articles have been written over the years describing why pie charts are bad, and why we should no longer use them. Even key members of the data visualization …

The correct way to use pie charts Read More »

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I’ve been a moderator of /r/DataIsBeautiful — one of the largest online communities dedicated to data analysis and visualization — for the past 2 1/2 years. During that time, I’ve reviewed thousands of data visualizations created by amateurs and professionals …

Why posts get removed from /r/DataIsBeautiful Read More »

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One of the most common questions that newcomers to data [science/visualization/analysis] ask is: “What tools should I use to create data visualizations?” While I always recommend learning design principles before tools, I thought I’d take a stab at answering that …

What data visualization tools do /r/DataIsBeautiful OC creators use? Read More »

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Earlier this week, a Reddit user shared a fascinating animated data visualization showing the MLB home run leaders from the past 200+ years. I found this visualization especially interesting because it was one of the few examples where I’ve seen …

Major League Baseball home run leaders, 1871-2016 Read More »

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Last year, the vaccination debate was all the rage again. “Pro-vaxxers” were loudly proclaiming that everyone should get vaccinated and discussing the science behind it, and “anti-vaxxers” were casting their doubts and still refusing to get vaccinated for personal reasons. …

Revisiting the vaccine visualizations Read More »

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For the past 7 years, I’ve been a fan of MMA, and especially the larger Ultimate Fighting Championship events that take place around the world. For the uninitiated, MMA fights pit two professional fighters against each other who often have …

Analyzing MMA: The Ultimate Fighting Championship Read More »

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