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How to Make Animated (GIF) Heatmaps in R

Using color as the visual encoding, show changes over time in two dimensions.Tags: animation, R

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Goodbye, Mid-Range Shot

There‘s a space on the basketball court called "mid-range." It‘s actually not off-limits. In fact, people used to shoot these so-called "mid-range" shots. Tags: basketball

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One-year time-lapse of the weather

Along the same lines as last week‘s one-year wind time-lapse, Weather Decoded providesTags: time-lapse, weather

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When geolocation makes everyone think you stole their phone

People show up unannounced at John and his mother Ann‘s home in SouthTags: cartography, location

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Personality quiz with traits on a spectrum

Ah, the online personality quiz, oh how I missed you. Oh wait, thisTags: FiveThirtyEight, personality, quiz

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Datawrapper Review: A Focused Charting Tool That Requires No Code

Datawrapper is an online tool that helps you make nice-looking charts for the web. No code is required. Instead, a focused interface lets you load data, pick your chart type, refine, and publish.Tags: Datawrapper, review

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Inside out map of the Grand Canyon

John Nelson turned the Grand Canyon inside out to understand the magnitude better:Tags: Grand Canyon, John Nelson

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Voronoi diagram from smooshing paint between glass

It feels like magic. I think there‘s a magic trick percolating in thereTags: paint, voronoi

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Build a parasite to block your digital assistant

Digital assistants offer convenience, but they also offer continuous surveillance, and it‘s notTags: hardware, privacy, smart home

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Amanda Cox promoted to New York Times data editor

Amanda Cox is the new data editor for The New York Times: AsTags: Amanda Cox, New York Times

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Time-lapse of all the wind in 2018

Using the same National Weather Service data that powers his live-ish wind mapTags: time-lapse, wind

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Repetitions, Data Analysis as Brainstorm

Compelling visualization doesn‘t just conjure itself out of nowhere. The ideas come from somewhere, and oftentimes they build off previous ones.Tags: exercise, practice

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