Rise of Caitlin Clark, scoring machine
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by Nathan Yau
1d ago
Caitlin Clark, a basketball guard for the University of Iowa, has been steadily adding to her point total over the past four years. Clark broke the NCAA record this past week. But as we all know, it’s not official until there’s a step chart that shows the rise over time. Tags: basketball, Caitlin Clark, Washington Post ..read more
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Race and Occupation
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by Nathan Yau
6d ago
About 22 percent of physicians in the United States are Asian, but Asian people only make up about 6 percent of the full working population. Compare the former to the latter, and you could say that Asian people are about 3.5 times more likely to be physicians. Are there other jobs that jump out? What’s it like for other races and ethnicity? Read More ..read more
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✚ Better or Less Bad
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
Welcome to The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau. People like to judge charts by pointing out all the things that are wrong. It’s an easy thing to do, because no visualization can do everything well. But this approach can be limiting in practice. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides ..read more
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BrailleR, a R package to improve access for blind users
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
From CRAN: Blind users do not have access to the graphical output from R without printing the content of graphics windows to an embosser of some kind. This is not as immediate as is required for efficient access to statistical output. The functions here are created so that blind people can make even better use of R. This includes the text descriptions of graphs, convenience functions to replace the functionality offered in many GUI front ends, and experimental functionality for optimising graphical content to prepare it for embossing as tactile images. Has anyone tried this yet? It sounds re ..read more
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Diva-ness of national anthem renditions
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
You’ve probably heard various renditions of The Star-Spangled Banner, and sometimes singers put a little extra something in the anthem. A bit of flourish. Some attitude. For The Pudding, Jan Diehm and Michelle McGhee quantified that extra something into what they’ve dubbed a Diva Score. Out of the 138 versions they scored, the highest belong to Chaka Khan at the 2020 NBA All-Star game and Patti Labelle at the 2008 World Series. Tags: diva, music, Pudding ..read more
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Consumer confidence in current economic conditions
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
For NYT Opinion, Nate Silver compares consumer confidence between two surveys. The University of Michigan’s Index of Consumer Sentiment focuses more on personal spending, whereas the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Survey. Usually, the estimates follow each other, but there’s been a split the past few years, as shown in the difference chart above. Tags: confidence, inflation, Nate Silver, New York Times, spending ..read more
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When and How Many Super Bowl Wins, by Team
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. That’s three championships for the Chiefs in the last five years. How does that compare to teams who won previous Super Bowls over the past 58 years? Read More ..read more
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Your body as a processing plant, digesting a hot wing
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
Your body goes through a special process to digest spicy food. The sting, the sweating, the sting afterwards. For the Washington Post, Bonnie Berkowitz, Aaron Steckelberg, and Szu Yu Chen illustrate with a factory metaphor and a personified chicken wing. Tags: digestion, spicy, Washington Post ..read more
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Investor expectations for interest rates compared to reality
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
This chart by Eric Wallerstein for the Wall Street Journal shows expectations against reality. They often don’t match up. See also: how rate projections change over time. Tags: invest, rate, Wall Street Journal ..read more
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✚ Organizing Data
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by Nathan Yau
1w ago
Welcome to The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau. This week’s topic comes through a FD reader who asks how I manage and organize data from analysis through visualization. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides ..read more
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