New viridis & colorbrewer palettes for ipv4-heatmap

It’s no seekrit that I :heart: Hilbert curve heatmaps of IPv4 space. Real-world IPv4 maps (i.e. the ones that drop dots on the Earth) have little utility, but with Hilbert curves maps of IPv4 space many different topologies can be superimposed (from ASNs to—if need be—geographic locations). Plus, there’s more opportunity to find patterns by… Continue reading

Global Temperature Change in R & D3 (without the vertigo)

This made the rounds on social media last week: Spiraling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation) https://t.co/YETC5HkmTr pic.twitter.com/Ypci717AHq — Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 9, 2016 One of the original versions was static and was not nearly as popular, but—as you can see—this one went viral. Despite the public’s infatuation with circles (I’m lookin’ at you,… Continue reading

(ggplot2) Exercising with (ggalt) dumbbells

I follow the most excellent Pew Research folks on Twitter to stay in tune with what’s happening (statistically speaking) with the world. Today, they tweeted this excerpt from their 2015 Global Attitudes survey: The age gap in social media use around the world https://t.co/0Dq1PcbExG pic.twitter.com/9HBM7gLxwR — PewResearch Internet (@pewinternet) April 17, 2016 I thought it… Continue reading

52Vis Week 2 (2016 Week #14) – Honing in on the Homeless

>UPDATE: Since I put in a “pull request” requirement, I intended to put in a link to getting started with GitHub. Dr. Jenny Bryan’s @stat545 has a great [section on git](https://stat545-ubc.github.io/git00_index.html) that should hopefully make it a bit less painful. ### Why 52Vis? In case folks are wondering why I’m doing this, it’s pretty simple…. Continue reading

Introducing a Weekly R / Python / JS / etc Vis Challenge!

>UPDATE: Deadline is now 2016-04-05 23:59 EDT; next vis challenge is 2016-04-06! Per a suggestion, I’m going to try to find a neat data set (prbly one from @jsvine) to feature each week and toss up some sample code (99% of the time prbly in R) and offer up a vis challenge. Just reply in… Continue reading