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 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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Apr 21, 2014

Benford's Law

The last thing the internet needs is one more demonstration of Benford's Law but I'm going to do it anyway for three reasons:

  • it's a good way to experiment with the formatting of the site [1]
  • it's a fairly simple concept that is still a little non-intuitive
  • it's a good demonstration of how more local governments are making their financial data publicly available

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