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Statistical Visualization
For his book The Visual Miscellaneum, David McCandless, along with Lee Byron, had a look at breakups on Facebook, according to status updates. They looked for the phrase "we broke up because" in status updates, and then graphed the frequencies over time. Why they couldn't just look at updates to relationship status, I'm not sure. Notice the peak leading up to the holiday season and spring cleaning. Finally, there's the highlight of Mondays, which you might lead you to believe that people like to call it quits during the beginning of the week. [Information is Beautiful | Thanks, Elise] Related:  Scientific Representation

Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents Which countries match the GDP and population of America's states? IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. Also see our other "country equivalents" interactive maps:Indian states and territories as countriesChinese provinces as countriesBrazilian states as countries Visual Mapping.com Monophyletic, Polyphyletic, & Paraphyletc Taxa Concepts of monopoly, polyphyly, & paraphyly A taxon (pl. taxa) is any group of organisms that is given a formal taxonomic name. Loosely, a monophyletic taxon is one that includes a group of organisms descended from a single ancestor , whereas a polyphyletic taxon is composed of unrelated organisms descended from more than one ancestor. These loose definitions fail to recognize the fact that all organisms are related, therefore any conceivable group is logically "monophyletic". Well-known monophyletic taxa include Mammalia and Aves (modern birds), recognizable as all furry and feathered vertebrates, respectively. Taxonomists tend to fall into two schools, "Evolutionary" or "traditional" systematics versus "Phylogenetic" or "cladistic" systematics. An unfortunate circumstance for the student is that the two schools use the same terms, but in different ways, and often refuse to recognize the alternative usage. Figure © 1999 by Addison Wesley Longman; Text material © 2012 by Steven M.

Data and Statistics Data and Statistics Last Updated: April 03, 2014 The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available. Data Standards& Codes Manuals& Guides Meetings & relatedstatistical material Global Data World Economic Outlook Databases (WEO) updated Download time series data for GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices. Back to top IMF Financial Data IMF Financial Data by Country Summary of IMF members' relations with the FundMore IMF Financial Data By Topic Disbursements & Repayments Historical data since 1984. Exchange Rate Data External Sector Statistics

indiemapper is free - Axis Maps Blog by David Heyman on January 5, 2012 With the start of 2012, we’ve decided to make indiemapper free to use. Since indiemapper launched in 2010, our business has grown and changed to where supporting and maintaining indiemapper is no longer a major part of what we do at Axis Maps every day. We’re making indiemapper free so that it can continue to exist as a useful tool for map-makers while freeing us up to be as awesome as possible at our custom cartography business. To allow us to give it away for free, we’re scaling back what indiemapper does. We’re really happy about this change and we hope you are too. Launch indiemapper

Mathematical Background This web page is a revised and extended version of Appendix A from the book Conceptual Structures by John F. Sowa. It presents a brief summary of the following topics for students and general readers of that book and related books such as Knowledge Representation and books on logic, linguistics, and computer science. Note: Special symbols in this file that are outside the Latin-1 character set (ISO 8859-1) are represented by a .gif image for each character. The alt tag for each image gives the name of the character. Students who are just learning the symbols can move the mouse to any symbol to get a brief reminder of its name. 1. Elementary or "naive" set theory is used to define basic mathematical structures. Curly braces are used to enclose a set specification. This specifies a set consisting of the four integers 1, 97, 63, and 12. If the set is very large, like the set of all mammals, a complete listing is impossible. 6} {x | x=1 or x=2 or x=3} . Idempotency. A=A. . . 2. +x if x A. C. a

National Opinion Research Center - USA Univ. Chicago NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in theses and other research topics: Substance Use1/14 Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs. Read more Special Populations2/14 The complex challenges of studying special populations—minorities, veterans, children, the disabled, prisoners, the elderly—requires cultural competency and advanced research methodologies. Poverty3/14 ​When public housing was demolished in major cities, what happened to the families who lived there? Children and Youth4/14 ​When, and why, do things go wrong for the most vulnerable young people? Health5/14 Criminal Justice6/14 Education7/14

Axis Maps LLC - Cartography. Visualization. Design. Create a topographic profile Import file (KML, KMZ, GPX) loaded layer and topographic profile of the route. Sometimes, some files do not automatically create a profile! Zoom: 15Counter markers: 2Status: OKАzimuth: 73°Mouse px: ...Lat./Lon.: ...Center point: -25.343780041796837, 131.03412500000002Center point location: Uluru Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia How to make a topographic profile? Reset Find your area of interest on the map Select the cursor min. 2 points (max. 300) Ready – site profile will be generated in seconds Embed the chart on your site Copy and save the link to the chart Add the route to the map Program Geocontext-Profiler allows you to make topographic profiles anywhere on Earth in the seabed and ocean floor. Within the program, you can find some advanced options that allow you to create a profile along the road, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and measuring the slope angle. Geocontext-Profiler on your website? Video: GEOCONTEXT-GISGoogle Maps JS API V3 – and

Qualitative Measures « PreviousHomeNext » Qualitative research is a vast and complex area of methodology that can easily take up whole textbooks on its own. The purpose of this section is to introduce you to the idea of qualitative research (and how it is related to quantitative research) and give you some orientation to the major types of qualitative research data, approaches and methods. There are a number of important questions you should consider before undertaking qualitative research: Do you want to generate new theories or hypotheses? One of the major reasons for doing qualitative research is to become more experienced with the phenomenon you're interested in. Do you need to achieve a deep understanding of the issues? I believe that qualitative research has special value for investigating complex and sensitive issues. Are you willing to trade detail for generalizability? Qualitative research certainly excels at generating information that is very detailed. Is funding available for this research?

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