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New Poverty Data Show Improving Economic Conditions in States

Economic conditions continue to improve in America’s states, with many showing significant declines in their poverty rates, according to new survey data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau. About 14.7 percent of the American population had incomes last year that were below their respective poverty levels, which vary depending on household size — a...

Rise in income for the poor and middle class

We know that income increased by a lot in 2015, but for who? If it’s just the rich getting richer, then the rise doesn’t mean much for a lot of people, but as Quoctrung Bui for the Upshot points out, this was not the case. Real median incomes rose 5.2 percent in 2015 — phenomenal growth by economic standards. And 3.5 million people moved out of poverty. But more important,...

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Members Only: Quickfire How-To for Visualizing Proportions in R

There are many ways to show parts of a whole. Here are quick one-liners for the more common ones. Read More

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New Poverty Data Show Improving Economic Conditions in States

Economic conditions continue to improve in America’s states, with many showing significant declines in their poverty rates, according to new survey data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau. About 14.7 percent of the American population had incomes last year that were below their respective poverty levels, which vary depending on household size — a significant decline from 2014. Data in the states reflect that improvement. First, here’s how the...

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Fabian Oefner – MillefioriThe shapes you see in these image are…

Fabian Oefner - MillefioriThe shapes you see in these image are only about the size of a thumbnail. They are created with the aid of a very peculiar material: ferrofluid. This liquid has a very unique property. It is magnetic, caused by the millions nano iron particles in it. When put under a magnetic field, the particles in the solution start to rearrange due to the attraction and repulsion of iron....

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Help pick the 2016 IIB Awards winners

For the year’s most eye-sizzling, thought-provoking data visualizations & infographics, check out the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards shortlist. Here’s the shortlist: » Data visualization – a singular viz (maybe with some slight interaction) » Infographic – a series of visualisations along a theme or story » Dataviz project – a piece involving multiple viz, could be a book / site / exhibition » Data journalism – graphics and longform copy working together » Interactive Visualization – filtering, sorting, manipulation, exploration » Dataviz...

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Shifting Clinton and Trump support for different demographic groups

Using data from their Washington Post-ABC News polling, the Washington Post compares shifting support for Clinton and Trump among several demographic groups. The presidential contest is often compared to a horse race, with the candidates fighting to finish in first place on Election Day. We offer a bit of a different metaphor here. The campaign is also a series of simultaneously fought tug-of-war matches for different demographic groups — based...

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Food pictures taken with thermal camera

Thermal cameras, which use infrared to detect heat, provide images of temperature. Firefighters can use them to find people in smokey rooms, law enforcement can use them for surveillance, and technicians can use them to detect power faults. Brea Souders used one to take pictures of everyday foods. [via kottke] Tags: food, photography

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The Spread of Obesity

A look at the rise for each state over three decades, for men and women. Read More

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Showing missing data in line charts

Missing data is everywhere. Or, I guess technically it’s nowhere. You know what I mean. Missing data is common, especially with temporal data over long periods of time. Just look at country-level estimates for anything over ten years, and you’ll understand. Peter Beshai for Bocoup provides five solutions for line charts with missing data, using d3.js. Tags: d3js, missing data

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Skittle disconnect

This is what happens when there is a disconnect between data and what it represents. So much wrong. This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016 I need to avoid social media for the next month. There is something upsetting every single time these days. Tags: human, Skittles

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