Analysis of Sudoku play patterns

Vivek Rao likes to play Sudoku, enough that he collected data on his… Tags: game, Sudoku, Vivek Rao | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Probabilistic Tic-Tac-Toe

Thinking about life and randomness, Cameron Sun modified the classic game of Tic-Tac-Toe.… Tags: Cameron Sun, game, probability | Continue reading | 3 days ago

✚ Towards Unfamiliar Data Representation

Visualization tends towards familiarity and convenience, which is useful for getting things done and reading data quickly. But the familiar is also less fun and can be stifling. Tags: beginners, possibilities | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Occupation and Salary Rankings, Each Decade Since 1970

Job types changed over the years, because there were these things called computers that created occupations and shifted others. How did income change for different jobs, relative to everyone else? Tags: income, rank, work | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Mapping hurricane winds with avocado of uncertainty

Stamen, whose design breakdowns I always appreciate, discusses why they took a different… Tags: Stamen, uncertainty, wind | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Visualizing GitHub commit history in a 3-D virtual space

Ren Yuan visualized the GitHub commit history for the PyTorch library. The virtual… Tags: 3-d, GitHub, Ren Yuan, sonification | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Hockey player tracking projected on ice for live watch party

During the Dallas Stars away games during this year’s NHL playoffs, fans could… Tags: hockey, motion tracking, physical, SMT, sports | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Dr Pepper ties with Pepsi-Cola for number two soda

Dr Pepper steadily rose and Pepsi steadily declined over the past couple of… Tags: Beverage Digest, Dr Pepper, Pepsi, soda, Wall Street Journal | Continue reading | 11 days ago

✚ Chart Options to Cut Through the Noise and See Patterns

Sometimes the noise in a dataset makes it hard to see the worthwhile patterns when you visualize it. Here are chart options for you. Tags: noise, options | Continue reading | 11 days ago

About a dog

For NYT, Sam Anderson, with illustrations by Gaia Alari, tells the story of… Tags: dogs, New York Times, pets, storytelling | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Currently, a light display that shows where your energy is from

Currently is a prototype ambient display that shows where your energy comes from.… Tags: energy, light, Universal Everything | Continue reading | 13 days ago

California property taxes, through the Painted Ladies houses

The Painted Ladies houses, which includes the house from the 1990s sitcom Full… Tags: Painted Ladies, San Francisco Chronicle, taxes | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Wheel of Fortune analysis for the win

A Wheel of Fortune contestant employed strategies outlined in a NYT Upshot analysis… Tags: Scott Menke, Upshot, Wheel of Fortune | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Simple tool for proportional area charts

There might be times when you want to visualize data with area, but… Tags: area, Krisztina Szűcs | Continue reading | 18 days ago

✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, May 2024 Roundup

Here's the good stuff for the month. Tags: roundup | Continue reading | 18 days ago

On the PolicyViz Podcast

I had a chat with Jon Schwabish on The PolicyViz Podcast. We talked… Tags: Jon Schwabish, podcast, PolicyViz | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Analysis of text messages with an ex-boyfriend

Teresa Ibarra used Facebook Messenger to text with her now ex-boyfriend almost a… Tags: relationships, Teresa Ibarra, texting | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Visualize This: Publication Day, Fourteen Years Later

The second edition of Visualize This is published. The book made its way… Tags: learning, publishing, writing | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Flight turbulence on the Singapore Airlines flight, visually explained

Last week, a Singapore Airlines flight experienced turbulence that led to one person… Tags: flights, Reuters, Singapore Airlines, turbulence | Continue reading | 20 days ago

When feelings of nostalgia peak

YouGov surveyed 2,000 adults asking them when was the best and worst decades… Tags: great, nostalgia, Washington Post, YouGov | Continue reading | 21 days ago

WildChat, a dataset of ChatGPT interactions

In case you need a large dataset to train your chatbot — and… Tags: ChatGPT, WildChat | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Dashboard for L.A. Dodgers baseball

To keep track of performance, Matt Stiles made the Dodgers Data Bot, which… Tags: baseball, dashboard, Dodgers, Matt Stiles | Continue reading | 25 days ago

✚ Writing a Book About Visualization

Reading the words of my younger self and revisiting that guy's process was... educational. Tags: book, writing | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Energy surges due to solar storm

The recent solar storms brought pretty lights to the night sky in some… Tags: Bloomberg, energy, solar, storm | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Change in housing prices where you live

I don’t know about you, but where I live, the housing prices keep… Tags: cost, housing, Washington Post | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Visualize This (2nd ed.): A real book that’s almost here

Visualize This is a real book now! The official publication date is May… Tags: published | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Mapping Hacker News

Wilson Lin used an abstract map to visualize 40 million posts and comments… Tags: Hacker News, Wilson Lin | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Visualization of flying into a black hole

Assuming you were still alive flying into a black hole, NASA’s Goddard Space… Tags: black hole, NASA, space | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Visualize This (2nd ed.): Finding the Best Visualization Tools

There are a lot of tools to visualize data. Some are visualization-specific. Some are tools that let you make charts but are focused on other data things. New apps come out with new features that promise new things. This can make it tricky to find the best visualization tool. Tag … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Shifting to batteries for electricity

To capture solar energy for use in the evening, batteries have grown in… Tags: batteries, electricity, New York Times | Continue reading | 1 month ago

✚ Does the data make sense?

When you analyze data, there are times when a trend, pattern, or outlier jumps out and smacks you in the face. Or, you might calculate results that seem surprising. Maybe they're real, but maybe not. Tags: analysis, error, questions | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Probability of Success

Imagine that you try to do something and there's a 20% chance of success. If you try to do the thing six times, what is the probability that you succeed at least once? Tags: Andrew Huberman, binomial, probability, simulation | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Map of magnetic fields in the Milky Way

Based on data from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), Villanova University… Tags: magnetic fields, Milky Way, NASA, Strange Maps | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Communal Plot, a shared coordinate space to see how your taste compares

PerThirtySix made a communal plot that asks for your opinion via scatterplot and… Tags: PerThirtySix, sharing, social | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Genetic algorithm car race thingy

From the oldie-but-goodie department, this fun program uses a genetic algorithm to drive… Tags: algorithm, optimization | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Low risk for human bird flu transmission

For Reuters, Mariano Zafra, Anurag Rao, and Jon McClure describe how bird flu… Tags: bird flu, Reuters | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Where the Time Goes with Age

We get 24 hours in a day. How do we spend this time? How does our time use change as we get older and priorities shift? Tags: age, time use | Continue reading | 1 month ago

✚ Staying in the Generative Loop

Maybe one day AI tools will be advanced enough to process a random dataset and produce valuable insights that incorporate the context of the real world. That day is not today. Tags: AI, generative, mashup | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Mathematical model for biological evolution and machine learning

Stephen Wolfram gets into modeling biological evolution: Why does biological evolution work? And, for that matter, why does machine learning work? Both are examples of adaptive processes that surpr… | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Readable and informative AI safety guide

You might’ve heard a little something about AI these past few months. If… Tags: AI, ethics, Hack Club, Nicky Case | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Historical cicada maps

It’s been over 200 years since the cicadas of Brood XIII and Brood… Tags: Cicada, New York Times | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Cicada brood timeline

The cicadas are coming. This year is unique, because there are two broods… Tags: Cicada, CNN | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Limited progress towards a plan for planting 1 trillion trees

Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, set out to plant and conserve 1… Tags: Bloomberg, Marc Benioff, scale, trees | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Welcome to the future of data reporting, in musical format

The TikTok account Globetrots combines Google Earth and text-to-speech to show top-ten lists… Tags: AI, generative, listicle, storytelling, TikTok | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How Much We Work

In our younger years, we have school and more important things to do, but then we get older and there are bills to pay. Tags: time use, work | Continue reading | 1 month ago

✚ From Data to Finished Graphics

Knowing what's next can help you work through a tedious step, because you know it'll be worth it. Tags: steps | Continue reading | 1 month ago

xkcd: Alphabetical cartogram

A deeply insightful map from xkcd. See also: 19 maps that will blow… Tags: humor, xkcd | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Counts for pro-Palestinian college protests increasing

Based on estimates from the Crowd Counting Consortium, the Washington Post shows the… Tags: college, protest, Washington Post | Continue reading | 1 month ago