Nov 08, 2014

July...and August, September, and October

So it's been a little while since I posted. From my last post: "...but hopefully I'm back into my apartment soon and I'll have more time to spend with the site." This did not turn out to be true. Explanations for my absence in photographic form after the jump.

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Jul 29, 2014

NikePlus Running Map

Inspired by Garrett Miller's (relatively) recent blog post, Mapping Moves, I decided to do something else with all my NikePlus data and create a map of my runs. Unfortunately for me, the Nike data is more difficult to liberate than from other sources. Fortunately for me, and anyone else trying to do this, there are some pre-existing tools to solve this issue.

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Jul 14, 2014


I've been really busy the past month (hence the giant break in posts) but I have some good excuses! I'm also going to use this post to kick off a series of monthly personal updates mixed in with my more project-based posts.

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Jul 08, 2014

Everyday Math

Like many pedestrian city-goers, I think about route efficiency a lot: when to cross, which streets are the least crowded, when to take diagonals, etc. I also happen to frequent a bar that is somewhat of an edge case when I try to decide on which route to take. For the first time, I'm going to apply a little rigor to this problem [1].

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May 26, 2014

Data Visualization Update

I've made some more updates to my KenPom visualization and used it to capture a few observations (perhaps very obvious ones) from the last year in college basketball.

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May 12, 2014

NikePlus Elevation Tracker

I'm taking a quick break from my KenPom data visualization work this week (though I have made some updates; work in progress on the projects page) to talk about another project I've been working on. I'm an avid runner and have an upcoming race where I'm a little worried about the elevation changes so I thought bringing in some programming could help.

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May 05, 2014

Baby's First Data Visualization

Though I've put up a few smaller exercises before, I finally have a draft version of the first full data visualization that I've done the majority of the work on [1]. It's based on a metric I created last week using kenpom data.

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May 01, 2014

Adding Codepen

This week, I've been spending my free time trying to read everything that Mike Bostock, creator of the JavaScript visualization library D3.js, has ever written.

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