annotation

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GitHub contribution graph to show burnout

A quick annotation by Jonnie Hallman on Twitter: “GitHub is really good at visualizing burnout.” Tags: annotation, burnout, GitHub

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✚ Annotate Charts to Help Your Data Speak, Because the Data Has No Idea What It Is Doing (The Process #52)

This week, we talk annotation and how it can make your charts more readable and easier to understand. Read More

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GitHub is meant to track code

Jen Luker noted, “As amazing as @github is, it is a tool designed to track code, not people. I’m sharing my annotated GitHub history to show you what it can’t tell you about a developer.” As amazing as @github is, it is a tool designed to track code, not people. I'm sharing my annotated GitHub history to show you what it can't tell you about a developer. pic.twitter.com/b94kYqQHaZ — Jen...

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Making annotation easier with d3.js

There are two main reasons annotation is often a challenge. The first is that writing copy that is succinct with the right amount of detail is tricky. The second is that implementation can be a pain, because you always have to muck around with placement in an ad hoc fashion. To help out with the second reason, Susie Lu developed d3-annotation. It takes away much of the main of adding...

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Annotate charts with a few clicks using ChartAccent

Some say annotation is the most important layer for charts meant for public consumption. It directs readers where to look and what’s important. But the process is not always straightforward. ChartAccent is an application slash research project that aims to make annotation easier. Plug in some data, make a chart, and do some clicking and dragging. Done. Tags: annotation

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Members Only: Annotating Charts in R

Let the data speak for itself they say. That doesn't work a lot of the time, and when that happens, you need to explain. Read More

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Food tracker diary timeline

With the availability of weight and food tracking apps these days, there are thousands of people building out their time series every day. Albert Sun for the New York Times visualized the outlier case of Steve Lochner who lost over 100 pounds during a three-year period. Once again, the annotation makes it. As you scroll, the timeline plays out and significant events such as spikes, drops, and milestones are marked...

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Weight loss and life events

Reddit user superemmjay tracked his weight for 20 months and plotted the measurements. The annotation makes interesting what would otherwise be just some graph of someone's weight over time. See also: eight years of dating, the fitbit during sex, the marriage proposal heartbeat, and the quantified breakup. There's “letting the data speak” and then there's this, where people who are closely familiar with their own data explain what's there with...

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