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Chart Components and Working On Your Graphics Piece-wise

Before you can form a set of steps to visualize data, you need to know the components of a chart that you can separate. Like making an outline for an essay, you look for sections that make sense rather than define how many periods and question marks you need to show. Once you can form that data graphics outline, that complex visualization project doesn‘t seem so daunting.Tags: components

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How to Make a Tiled Bar Chart with D3.js

Show individual data points by splitting bars into smaller cells. Tags: d3.js

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Judging connectedness of American communities, based on Facebook friendships

We talk about geographic bubbles a lot these days. Some areas are isolated,Tags: communities, connections, facebook, Upshot

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Waffle House index as a storm indicator

Waffle House activated their storm center in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Their restaurantsTags: correlation, Waffle House, weather

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Realistic storm surge depicted in Weather Channel forecast

The Weather Channel is using a realistic 3-D depiction surrounding a reporter toTags: flood, hurricane, weather

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My chat with Data Stories

I talked with Moritz and Enrico on Data Stories, my favorite visualization podcast.Tags: Data Stories

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Watch rising river levels after Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought a lot of rain, which in turn made river levelsTags: hurricane, New York Times, water, weather

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Google Dataset Search Impressions, the Challenges of Looking for Data, and Other Places to Find Data

Google released Dataset Search to the world last week. Some asked for my thoughts on the new tool, and as you know, ask and you shall receive. Plus, finding, gathering, and curating data is often the most tedious and time-consuming part of a visualization project. So anything to speed up the collection process is worth a look.Tags: Google, search

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Turning water pollution into audiolized awareness

Brian House collected polluted water with acid mine drainage in the Tshimologong Precinct,Tags: audiolization, pollution, water

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Cuisine Ingredients

What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.Tags: cuisine, food, ingredient

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Changing size analogies and the trends of everyday things

When you try to describe the size of something but don‘t have anTags: language, n-gram, size

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Algorithms to fix underrepresentation on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is human-edited, so naturally there are biases towards certain groups of people.Tags: gender equality, machine learning, Wikipedia

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Hurricane Florence trackers

Hurricane Florence is forecast to touch down Thursday night or Friday, and what‘sTags: hurricane, tracker

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Endangered species that could fit in a train car

There are endangered species where the remaining few in the world could fitTags: animals, endangered, Guardian, scale

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3-D view inside Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut went through the northern end of the Phillipines a few daysTags: 3-d, New York Times, typhoon, weather

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Interactive recreation of an 1821 color guidebook

I‘m always down for faux vintage, online recreations of actual vintage visualization-related things.Tags: color, recreation, vintage

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Night lights mapped as terrain

You‘ve probably seen the maps of Earth at night. It gives you aTags: light, terrain

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