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The Functional Art

The Functional Art
Seriously. I'm planning to use that motto as a title for future presentations. Ezra Klein's new online venture, Vox, has just published a series of graphs titled These 15 charts show our health care prices are totally insane. As someone who was born in Spain and enjoyed public health care for 30 years, I can assure you, dear U.S. citizens, that this is accurate. Vox got it right. However, Vox's challenge is that they don't need to persuade me.

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Visual Business Intelligence We typically think of quantitative scales as linear, with equal quantities from one labeled value to the next. For example, a quantitative scale ranging from 0 to 1000 might be subdivided into equal intervals of 100 each. Linear scales seem natural to us. If we took a car trip of 1000 miles, we might imagine that distance as subdivided into ten 100 mile segments. It isn’t likely that we would imagine it subdivided into four logarithmic segments consisting of 1, 9, 90, and 900 mile intervals. Data Visualization: Modern Approaches About The Author Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running … More about Vitaly Friedman … Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data - tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion.

Global Health Observatory (GHO) data Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030): Data portal The Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy indicator and monitoring framework includes 60 indicators from health and other sectors. 34 indicators are from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 26 from related global monitoring initiatives. From these, 16 key indicators are highlighted to provide a snapshot of progress. The Global Strategy portal provides open access to the latest available data and estimates for the 60 indicators across 194 countries. This involves collaboration across WHO departments, H6 agencies (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank), other UN organizations - including the UN Statistics Division and UNESCO, and global monitoring partnerships, including the Countdown to 2030 and academic institutions. – Access the portal

Junk Charts This post is part 2 of an appreciation of the chart project by Google Newslab, advised by Alberto Cairo, on the gender and racial diversity of the newsroom. Part 1 can be read here. In the previous discussion, I left out the following scatter bubble plot. This plot is available in two versions, one for gender and one for race. The key question being asked is whether the leadership in the newsroom is more or less diverse than the rest of the staff. Why Are Data-Viz Designers So Obsessed With Circles? In 1726, Filippo Juvarra put the finishing touches on the dome of the Basilica of Superga, an intricately designed church in Turin, Italy. The artist painted the interior roof of the building with a kaleidoscopic pattern that when paired with the dome’s ring of windows creates the effect of ornate, concentric circles. Nearly 300 years later, in the French town of Cessy, engineers finished building the Compact Muon Solenoid, a massive particle detector that, when viewed in cross-section, bears a striking resemblance to Juvarra’s circular basilica dome. “These things look so similar, and yet they’re separated by 300 years,” says Manuel Lima. “One is all about religion and spirituality and the other is about science.” Lima, a design lead at Google and creator of the website Visual Complexity, was intrigued by the circle’s ubiquity.

This site publishes high-touch, time-intensive data visualizations (and has a business that sustains it) Over 7,000 artists played in the New York City area in 2013. Only 21 of those later made it, really made it, headlining at a venue with an over 3,000-person capacity — among them, bigger names like Chance the Rapper, X Ambassadors, Sam Smith, and Sylvan Esso. I learned this sort of random but fascinating tidbit from a data visualization titled “The Unlikely Odds of Making it Big,” from the site The Pudding. The Pudding is the home to high-touch, painstakingly crafted data visualizations — what the site calls “visual essays” — that are distinct in their obsessive complexity over points of cultural curiosity. Most pieces stand wholly apart from the U.S. news cycle; no anxiety-inducing interactives around budget, taxes, health care.

Best of the visualization web At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I've come across during the previous month. Here's the latest collection from January 2018. Visualisations & Infographics Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.

The art of Pi (`pi`), Phi (`phi`) and `e` // Martin Krzywinski / Genome Sciences Center ▲ 2013 day ▲ 2014 day ▲ 2015 day ▲ 2014 approx day ▲ Circular art Data Underload Most Common Occupation by Age As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies. Waiting For a Table A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant.

40 must-see vídeos about data visualization and infographics Our selection of keynotes, TED Talks and interviews by some of the top names in the field (The Joy of Stats, by Hans Rolling, one of the must-see videos) After the success of our collection of data visualization presentations a few weeks ago, we decided to push even further our research of multimedia resources and take the risk of selecting some videos. Canadian socioeconomic database from Statistics Canada Website Evaluation 2017 Français Thank you for visiting Statistics Canada’s website. You have been selected to participate in a brief evaluation to help us improve the website. 37 Data-ish Blogs You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I'm a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything with a chart or a mention of statistics on it (and naturally have to do some feed-cleaning every now and then). In a follow up to my short list last year, here are the data-ish blogs, some old and some new, that continue to post interesting stuff. Data and Statistics By the Numbers - Column from The New York Times visual Op-ed columnist, Charles Blow, who also used to be NYT's graphics director.Data Mining - Matthew Hurst, scientist at Microsoft's MSN, also the co-creator of BlogPulse.Statistical Modeling - We might disagree on certain things, but Andrew's blog is one of the few active pure statistics blogs.The Numbers Guy - Data-minded reporting from Carl Bialik of the Wall Street Journal.Basketball Geek - Like statistical analysis and basketball?

Statistics Canada: Canada's national statistical agency Website Evaluation 2017 Please take a few minutes at the end of your visit today to anonymously tell us about your experience with the Statcan.gc.ca website. Choosing “Yes, after my visit” will open a new window that you can return to once you complete your visit to Statcan.gc.ca. Diagram Software - The Best Choice for Diagramming All-in-one diagram software that makes it perfect for the following diagram software types. What's the diagram solution? Buy one diagram software that suits one group but forces the other to compromise and make do? Or purchase some separate diagram software for each department's special needs and hope that your company approves the purchase?

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