Friday, March 9, 2018

Tropical Storm Data in Tableau, Data Visualizations

3 Types of Data Visualizations

DuelingData experiments with several variations on data visualizations with data from Tropical storms since 1993 using Tableau 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

BLS Data for Read Across America Day 2018

People age 65 and older more likely than younger people to read for personal interest

March 2 was Read Across America Day and, not coincidentally, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. This annual program aims to motivate children and teens to read. Let’s look at the most recent data on the reading habits of Americans. On an average day in 2016, 38.3 percent of people age 65 and older read for personal interest. That was a larger percentage than any other age group. By comparison, 9.4 percent of people ages 15 to 24 read for personal interest on an average day in 2016.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New York Times Graphics

The New Pennsylvania Congressional Map, District by District

"Perhaps no event will do more to reshape the fight for control of the House than the new congressional map just released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court." NYT website 2/19/18   

See both new and old districts and change in balance that they create.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Visualizations: The Working Class Can’t Afford the American Dream

"The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that. Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create tax cuts, subsidize housing, and provide universal healthcare. Thing is, people don’t even agree on how to define the working class, much less how their living conditions stack up across the country. We created a data visualization to illustrate this complex situation. " HowMuch Website Also includes visualizations of the real value of minimum wages, most productive countries, the cost of education and more.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

New York Times Visualization: How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2017?

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2017?

"Last year was the second hottest year on record. In
a database of more than 3,800 cities compiled by AccuWeather, about
88 percent recorded annual mean temperatures higher than normal."
Example from Boston, Massachusetts below. Enter your own city and see: