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Map of mathematics

The Map of Mathematics from Quanta Magazine explains key concepts with animated visualizations: From simple starting points — Numbers, Shapes, Change — the map branches out into interwoven tendrils of thought. Follow it, and you’ll understand how prime numbers connect to geometry, how symmetries give a handle on questions of infinity. And although the map...

Canceled flights due to coronavirus

With an animated side-by-side map, The New York Times shows canceled flights in efforts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. The left map represents 12,814 flights within China on January 23. The right map shows 1,662 on February 13. Keep scrolling to see changes for flights leaving China to other countries. Tags: China, coronavirus, flights, New York Times

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Bad data leave chart hanging by the thread

IGNITE National put out a press release saying that Gen Z white men are different from all other race-gender groups because they are more likely to be or lean Republican. The evidence is in this chart: Or is it? Following our Trifecta Checkup framework (link), let's first look at the data. White men is the bottom left group. Democratic = 42%, Independent = 28%, Republican = 48%. That's a total...

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Map of mathematics

The Map of Mathematics from Quanta Magazine explains key concepts with animated visualizations: From simple starting points — Numbers, Shapes, Change — the map branches out into interwoven tendrils of thought. Follow it, and you’ll understand how prime numbers connect to geometry, how symmetries give a handle on questions of infinity. And although the map is necessarily incomplete — mathematics is too grand to fit into any single map —...

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Scale of Bloomberg net worth

While we’re on the topic of Mike Bloomberg’s money, here’s another view from Mother Jones: I guess he’s rich. Tags: Bloomberg, Mother Jones, net worth, scale

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✚ A Better Chart, Limitations Considered: Exit Poll Results (The Process #77)

Welcome to a new segment where I try to put my self in the shoes of someone who made a bad chart and try to make it better. Read More

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Bloomberg ad spending, relative to other candidates’

Mike Bloomberg’s ad spending might not be that much relative to his own net worth, but compared to other candidates’ spending, it’s a whole lot of money. The Washington Post puts the spending into perspective with a long scroller. Each rectangle represents $100k, and there are “mile markers” along the way to keep you anchored on the scale. Tags: ads, Bloomberg, election, spending, Washington Post

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Bloomberg ad spending, relative to other candidates’

Mike Bloomberg’s ad spending might not be that much relative to his own net worth, but compared to other candidates’ spending, it’s a whole lot of money. The Washington Post puts the spending into perspective with a long scroller. Each rectangle represents $100k, and there are “mile markers” along the way to keep you anchored on the scale. Tags: ads, Bloomberg, election, spending, Washington Post

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Forgotten map types

Geographer Tim Wallace likes to look at old maps, and is particularly fond of the weird and forgotten types: So, I slowly amassed a more complete list. And here it is. Most of these map types are silly or unusual, not forgotten. Many of them are even deliberately taken out of context to highlight their wackiness and how easily maps can be misread (I sure misread them all the time!)....

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Datylon Graph is a visualization extension for Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator has charting functions that can be useful if you’re on a deadline. Make a quick chart, design, and publish. However, if you want to reuse the chart with new data or need to use a more complex chart type, it’s usually been better to use different software and then come back to Illustrator to adjust. Datylon Graph is an extension that aims to make it easier to stay...

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Most often missed areas while washing hands

This graphic from WakeMed shows the areas most often missed while washing hands. It’s based on an old-ish study from 1978 by Taylor LJ that evaluated handwashing techniques by health professionals. I’m guessing (hoping) that technique has improved since then. Also, if there were a diagram based on data collected from the men’s room, the hands would just be completely colored red. Wash your hands, please. It’s kind of important...

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