Tag: data visualisation

Birmingham’s Rubbish

Birmingham City Council recently announced that they would be “opening up the council’s vast amounts of data, so members of the public can judge our performance.” Their first offering is a “a dashboard that outlines how well each ward is

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LA GeoHub: A model for ‘datafying’ communities

The Los Angeles GeoHub is a portal of location-based open data from across city departments allowing both the public and city employees to build and share apps.

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Francophone open data camp organized by GODAN partners

#HackFrancophonie is a new upcoming open data camp led by French-speaking countries such as France and Burkina Faso. The event is organized by GODAN partners Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative (BODI) and the World Bank, and includes the Open Data Etalab

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Using Excel versus using R

(This article was first published on R – Win-Vector Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Here is a video I made showing how R should not be considered “scarier” than Excel to analysts. One of the takeaway points: it is

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The beauty in the data big bang

The beauty in the data big bang Dr Kim Nilsson, CEO, Pivigo 13th January 2016 During the holidays, I visited what could be the world’s first big data exhibition at Somerset House in London, called “Big Bang Data”. The premise

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Going Back to Your Routes: NYC Bus Data

There are more expedient ways for getting around New York than on its buses, but if you like the slow, scenic route – provided you know what you’re looking at – the deal isn’t half bad. And nowadays the data

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This Is How Visualizing Open Data Can Help Save Lives

Alexander Howard at the Huffington Post: “Cities are increasingly releasing data that they can use to make life better for their residents online — enabling journalists and researchers to better inform the public. Los Angeles, for example, has analyzed data about injuries

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2015

My first post on FlowingData was in June 2007, and since September of that year, a post has gone up every weekday, save holidays and special occasions. I think that makes me a grandpa in internet time. 2015 was the

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A Visualization of World Cuisines

(This article was first published on Design Data Decisions » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) In a previous post, we had ‘mapped’ the culinary diversity in India through a visualization of food consumption patterns. Since then, one of the

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Buzzfeed uses R for Data Journalism

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Buzzfeed isn’t just listicles and cat videos these days. Science journalist Peter Aldhous recently joined Buzzfeed’s editorial team, after stints at Nature, Science and New Scientist magazines. He brings with

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