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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. Then there's the people who think it's a funny April Fool's joke to say the broke up with their significant other. 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]

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". In modern usage, a monophyletic taxon is defined as one that includes the most recent common ancestor of a group of organisms, and all of its descendents [as in (a)]. Such groups are sometimes called holophyletic. 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.

Visual 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. 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. {x | vertebrate(x) and warmBlooded(x) and hasHair(x) and lactiferous(x)} This specification may be read the set of all x such that x is vertebrate, x is warm blooded, x has hair, and x is lactiferous. 6} {x | x=1 or x=2 or x=3} . A=A. . . .

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. 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 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

Axis Maps LLC - Cartography. Visualization. Design. Canadian Social Statistics - Statistiques sociales du Canada Updated April 13, 2014 Page révisée le 13 avril 2014 [ Go to Canadian Social Research Links Home Page ] And another one gone And another one gone, Another one bites the dust. Statistics Canada's world-class data collection has been trimmed, again. The latest victim of the budget cuts is the collection of tables in the CANSIM database. I went to the CANSIM home page [ A few examples: For the category "Aboriginal peoples" : 4 tables terminated out of a total of 7 For the category "Children and youth" : 89 tables terminated out of a total of 130 For the category "Families, households and housing" : 67 tables terminated out of a total of 112 For the category "Government" : 62 tables terminated out of a total of 141 For the category "Income, pensions, spending and wealth" : 41 tables terminated out of a total of 167 For the category "Seniors" : 13 tables terminated out of a total of 30 [R.I.P.] [R.I.P.] Related link: ...and we have some Bad News: