time

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Visualizing time-based data

Zan Armstrong, Ian Johnson, and Mike Freeman for Observable wrote a guide on analyzing time series data. Using an energy dataset, they show how asking different questions can lead to different findings and visualizations: These are stories about analyzing data that changes over time. While most of us don’t dig into data about energy day-to-day, we hope the feel of this data and these questions will be familiar to anyone...

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2020 Progress Bars

I thought March was only 31 days, but the system seems stuck. Did anyone try turning it off and on again. Read More

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Why time feels weird right now

For Reuters, Feilding Cage provides a series of interactive tidbits to demonstrate why time perception feels like a mess these days. Various factors skew our perception different directions. On emotion: A busy day usually goes by quickly, but for some the opposite is true in 2020. Frontline healthcare workers, for example, know they are at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus, and the resulting anxiety heightens their attentiveness and...

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Game of Distraction

They say a watched pot never boils. So here's a game where you try to make the pot boiling by looking somewhere else. Read More

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Test how well you can draw the states

Chris Wilson for Time has a fun piece up that tests how well you can draw the states. The quiz asks you to draw the states, and you get a grade for each sketch. Your sketched states are then placed geographically on a map so you can see how horrible you are. Tags: sketches, states, time

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Why time flies when you’re older

When you're a kid, a year seems like forever. Appending "and a half" to an age seems significant and necessary. But as you get older, the years seem shorter. Heck, I can't even remember how old I am half the time. Maximilian Kiener uses an interactive timeline to argue why this is. The more years you're alive, the lower the percentage a year actually is of your life. And eventually,...

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