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Circle drawing as an indicator for culture

Thu-Huong Ha and Nikhil Sonnad for Quartz looked at the doodling dataset from Google, in search of cultural differences hidden in how we draw circles around the world. We usedTags: circles, culture, Google, Quartz

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Data Everywhere, Statisticians Anywhere

I had the honor to deliver the commencement speech at the UCLA Statistics graduation this past weekend. I‘m going to put this here for posterity before my memory tucks itTags: commencement

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Parts of America that most resemble the future

The Census Bureau released estimates for demographic breakdowns for each county in 2060. With these estimates as the baseline, Niraj Chokshi and Quoctrung Bui for The Upshot compared itTags: census, demographics, Upshot

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When babies are born, the cycle

Movies would have you believe that birth is random and unpredictable. (And if you haven‘t been part of the birth process, you‘d be surprised by how slow it actually is.)Tags: birth

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Email Deletion Flowchart

We all get a lot of emails, and there‘s a large subset of them that almost instantly end up in the archive or the trash bin. In the past year,Tags: email

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Members Only: How to Make a Multi-line Step Chart in R

For the times your data represents immediate changes in value.Tags: R, step chart

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Looking for cultural expression in 50 million doodles

Using Google‘s Quick Draw dataset, a collection of 50 million drawings across 345 categories, Mauro Martino looked for visual differences and similarities across countries in how people doodle. The resultTags: culture, drawing

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Normal coffee

This barista deserves a tip.Tags: humor

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A thousand ways to draw a thing

Google released the Quick, Draw! dataset, so the closer looks at the collection of 100,000 sketches are coming in. This fun piece by Yannick Assogba uses principal components to arrangeTags: Doodle, Google

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Mappings for Choose Your Own Adventure books

Every now and then there‘s a visual exploration of the Choose Your Own Adventure series. It seems that each gets a bit more complex, so I appreciate the simplicity ofTags: Choose Your Own Adventure

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A guide for using open data to combat corruption

Open Up: A Guide to Using Open Data to Combat Corruption is free for download. A broad understanding of corruption recognises that it is not just about isolated acts betweenTags: corruption, truth

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Moving ice

Ice in Antartica is in constant (very slow) motion, and as ocean waters warm, the flow of ice accelerates. The New York Times mapped the flows, showing where the iceTags: environment, glaciers, New York Times

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