Teenage adversity that carries into adulthood
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by Nathan Yau
10h ago
The National Longitudinal Surveys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are unique in that they run long-term to survey the lives of individuals for decades. For The Pudding, Alvin Chang visualized survey responses to show how adversity as a teenager carries into adulthood. Each person icon represents a respondent and the collective bar chart stacks track through the years. The icons run across the screen on each time segment and demographic shift. There’s a video version, shown below, and while I enjoy Alvin’s dulcet voice, I prefer the scrolling version. Tags: Alvin Chang, development, Puddi ..read more
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Visualize This, Second Edition: Updating a Visualization Guide for My Past Self
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by Nathan Yau
3d ago
A decade and a half ago, I wrote the first edition of Visualize This as a how-to guide to my past self. It was for someone who was familiar with visualization but was stuck on the part where it’s time to make and design charts with your own data. What tools should you use? How do you use them? How do you get from rough sketch to finished graphic? How do you get the visualization idea in your imagination on to a screen where others can see? It turns out that you can read and learn a lot about visualization — the chart types, the best visual encodings, design considerations, and purpose — withou ..read more
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✚ Histograms for Regular People
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by Nathan Yau
4d ago
The histogram is my favorite chart type to look at distributions, but it’s a tough sell as a communication method. People need a sense of how distributions work before they can make sense of a histogram. Here’s how I (try to) make these misunderstood charts easier to read. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides ..read more
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People movements during the eclipse
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by Nathan Yau
4d ago
As you might expect, the path of totality brought increased activities as people tried to get in the right spots. For the New York Times, Charlie Smart mapped the movements based on activity data from Mapbox and traffic data from TomTom. Tags: eclipse, New York Times, people ..read more
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Ages of the People We Choose to Live With and Marry
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by Nathan Yau
5d ago
In our earlier years, we tend to date and marry others who are around our age. However, this is not true for everyone. Variation kicks in when you look at the later years, consider multiple marriages, divorce, separation, and opposite-sex versus same-sex relationships. This chart breaks it all down. Read More ..read more
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Expanding Rube Goldberg machine that you can edit
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by Nathan Yau
6d ago
From xkcd, a Rube Goldberg machine that keeps on going. Edit a cell by adding xkcd-esque objects and watch the balls fall and bounce to neighboring cells. Tags: Rube Goldberg machine, xkcd ..read more
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Airbnb occupancy along the eclipse path
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
Maybe you heard there’s a total eclipse happening today. AirDNA mapped Airbnb occupancy rates over the week. There might be a pattern. The anticipation of the solar eclipse has transformed an otherwise ordinary Monday into a lucrative opportunity for STR hosts located within the path of totality. As of March 25th, occupancy rates for April 7th have soared to an impressive 88% across all listings. This represents a massive surge in demand for accommodations on the night before the big celestial event. Tags: Airbnb, AirDNA, eclipse ..read more
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Easystats, an R package
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
The easystats R package in on my to-try list. easystats is a collection of R packages, which aims to provide a unifying and consistent framework to tame, discipline, and harness the scary R statistics and their pesky models. Apparently it’s been around since 2022, but it’s new to me. Tags: package, R ..read more
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✚ Letting the Data Play Through
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
A good chart shows patterns that you otherwise wouldn’t see in a spreadsheet. To some, this means showing all the data at once so that you can see a full trend efficiently, but there are benefits to showing a little bit at a time. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides ..read more
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Wind flows displayed with spinning paddles
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
Joanie Lemercier used a grid of spinning paddles that turn with the wind. Collectively, they show the flows through the air in real-time. It reminds me of a digital map that used a similar geometry to show wind patterns across the United States. Tags: Joanie Lemercier, physical, wind ..read more
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