Chart Everything

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Hope

I read and read and read and read. But almost everything I read about is out of my control, so I’m turning more energy towards things that I can control. I’m keeping my distance. Supporting local. Writing. Poking at data. Making charts. It’s going to get better, and we will get through this. Tags: hope

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Dry Hands

I spend 50% of my waking hours washing my hands. I spend the other 50% trying not to touch my face. Tags: dryness, hands

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Everyone Else

In a Channel 4 clip, Hugh Montgomery does some back-of-the-napkin math contrasting the normal flu against the coronavirus. “If you are irresponsible enough to think that you don’t mind if you get the flu, remember it’s not about you – it’s about everybody else.” Intensive care specialist Professor Hugh Montgomery explains why this coronavirus is different from the ordinary flu. pic.twitter.com/h9sQorHQUv — Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches) March 22, 2020 Montgomery...

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Damian Lillard’s Game-Winner in Context

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers hit a crazy game-winner the other night. The game was tied, the clock was winding down, and Lillard pulled up from a thousand feet away for the win. Lillard’s straight-faced reaction was as good as the shot. Here’s how that shot matches up with all of the other threes Lillard has made during his playoff career: Just nuts. The R code, in case you’re...

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Redacted

The redacted version (pdf) of the Mueller report was released today. Here’s the thumbnailed view for a sense of the redactions. I had to do this in R real quick, or I wasn’t going to get anything done for the rest of the day. Here’s my snippet in case you’re interested: # install.packages(c("pdftools", "png")) library(pdftools) library(png) pdf_convert("mueller-report.pdf") # Dimensions of 1 page. imgwidth <- 612 imgheight <- 792 # Grid...

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Warranty Expiration

With almost absolute certainty, every product dies a quick death once its warranty runs out. I mean it makes sense, but I never really thought about it until I had to replace all of the chirping smoke detectors at once. And the toilet pumps. And the tires on my car. Tags: warranty

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Making the Count

The 2020 Census approaches, and with budget cuts, resignations, and so much stuff up in the air, there’s cause for concern. How will the accuracy of the count compare to others? The distribution of billions of dollars rides on the estimates. The closer the counts are to reality, the more fairly money distributes to communities. Let me explain. Imagine we have some amount of money. It’s straightforward to split that...

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Back to the Future, Abridged Chart Edition

…Tags: Back to the Future, movie

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12 Days of ChaRt-mas

As everyone has already checked out for the rest of the year, I'm going to mess around with R to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas and nobody can stop me. Read More

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Christmas Charts

It’s been quite the year of randomness and things we never would have imagined at any other time before they occurred. So in the spirit of this year, here’s A Christmas Story for you. I put it in the form of charts, because that’s the only way I know how to communicate. (It’s a problem, I know. I’m working on it. I mean come on, cut me some slack. It’s...

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