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Lining up the dopers and their medals

The Times did a great job making this graphic (this snapshot is just the top half): A lot of information is packed into a small space. It's easy to compose the story in our heads. For example, Lee Chong Wai, the Malaysian badminton silver medalist, was suspended for doping for a short time during 2015,...

“More Older People Are Finding Work, But What Kind?”

Source: Nytimes Via: Quoctrung Bui The rules of the job market aren’t the same for older workers. As men and women 55 and older looking for employment probably suspect, at a certain point the kinds of jobs available to them narrow significantly. Read more at: www.nytimes.com

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Parenthood

Raising kids is hard to explain. I'll try anyways. With some charts. Read More

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Lining up the dopers and their medals

The Times did a great job making this graphic (this snapshot is just the top half): A lot of information is packed into a small space. It's easy to compose the story in our heads. For example, Lee Chong Wai, the Malaysian badminton silver medalist, was suspended for doping for a short time during 2015, and he was second twice before the doping incident. They sorted the athletes according to...

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Rhyming schemes in Hamilton the musical

Hamilton is unique in its use of complex rhyming lyrics. Joel Eastwood and Erik Hinton for the Wall Street Journal algorithmically break down the lyrics into sounds and then clusters into rhyme families. I haven’t seen the musical, but this makes me want to. Tags: Hamilton, Wall Street Journal

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Charting World Alcohol Consumption: How Much Does Each Country Drink?

A few weeks ago I posted about gender gaps in alcohol consumption around the world. In some countries — South Korea, for example — men and women consume quite different amounts of booze, according to the World Health Organization. Fueled by a love for sojo, South Korea’s men are among the heaviest drinkers in the world, consuming about 78 grams per day — nearly twice as much as other men on average....

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Animal migrations in animated map

The Migrations in Motion map, by Dan Majka from the The Nature Conservancy, shows modeled animal migrations in North and South America. Researchers from University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy modeled potential habitat for 2954 species using climate change projections and the climatic needs of each species. Using flow models from electronic circuit theory, they plotted movement routes for each species, connecting current habitats with their projected locations under...

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Members Only: Make a Moving Bubbles Chart to Show Clustering and Distributions

Use a force-directed graph to form a collection of bubbles and move them around based on data. Read More

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“Diving Into L.A.’s Pools”

My favorite thing on the Internet today (even though it’s months old)… Source: Thethrust Via: Ken Schwenke What can pool ownership in the City of Angels teach us about income inequality? Read more at: thethrust.net

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Composite Olympic moments

One more Olympics-related piece for the road. The New York Times used photo compositing to show a handful of critical moments for individual athletes. The above is the Laurie Hernandez’ dismount during the team event. And, I can’t go without mentioning the Nike human chain commercial from six years years ago, which is the video version of this. Tags: compositing, New York Times, Olympics

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Sponsor: Data visualization is more accessible now with new AnyChart →

Visualize THIS…AnyChart just introduced full support for AAA-level web accessibility standards (Section 508) using very flexible a11y (accessibility) features. It means data visualization became more accessible for non-visual and keyboard-only users. There are a number of other great features and improvements in the new versions of AnyChart JavaScript charting products: Building the right chart at the right time just got easier — with the new Chart Design tool you can...

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