infographics

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High school basketball players who make it to the NBA

Right in my wheelhouse, Russell Goldenberg and Amber Thomas for The Pudding looked at where top high school basketball recruits end up in the NBA (if they’re drafted at all). I like how you get the distributions at each level and the path of each player. The distributions build using animation, which is something I’ve been interested in as of late. Tags: basketball, high school, The Pudding

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Celebrity name spelling test

Colin Morris culled common misspellings on Reddit and made the data available on GitHub. For The Pudding, Russell Goldenberg and Matt Daniels took it a step further so that you too can see how bad you are at spelling celebrity names. Tags: Pudding, Reddit, spelling

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Searching for the saddest punt ever, with statistics

For SB Nation, Jon Bois takes a statistical deep dive in the search for the saddest punt in football. It’s an hour long. It’s a surprisingly fun watch. At the very least, even if you don’t like football, you can glean some analysis and storytelling lessons from it. Tags: football, punt, SB Nation

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French fry power rankings

Lucas Kwan Peterson for the Los Angeles Times ranked fast food french fries. That is all. Tags: fast food, french fries, Los Angeles Times

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Scale of Star Wars characters and ships

It’s the scale of significant Star Wars characters, objects, and ships from Episode I through VIII, plus Rogue One and Solo. Need I say more? Tags: scale, Star Wars

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Evolution of the periodic table of elements

As more elements were discovered, the table grew and changed layout. For Science Magazine, Jake Yeston, Nirja Desai, and Elbert Wang provide a visual history. Tags: elements, Periodic Table, science

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Evolution of the alphabet

Matt Baker provides this nifty diagram on how the alphabet changed over the centuries, evolving to what it is now. Grab the print. Tags: alphabet, evolution, Matt Baker

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GDPR: justice for data visualization

Reader LG found the following chart, tweeted by @EU_Justice. This chart is a part of a larger infographic, which is found here. The following points out a few issues with this effort: The time axis is quite embarrassing. The first six months or so are squeezed into less than half the axis while the distance between Nov and Dec is not the same as that between Dec and Jan. So...

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Closeness lines over time

Cartoonist Olivia de Recat illustrated the closeness over time for various relationships. Charming. Unfortunately, the print is sold out. Sad trombone. Tags: cartoon, Olivia de Recat, relationships

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xkcd: technical analysis

Seems about right. Tags: humor, xkcd

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