Slopegraph Workbench/Workshop in D3

I’ve been getting a huge uptick in views of my Slopegraphs in Python post and I think it’s due to @edwardtufte’s recent slopegraph contest announcement. The original Python code is crufty and a mess mostly due to the intermittent attention to it, wanting to reduce dependencies and hacking vs programming. I’ve been wanting to do… Continue reading

Mapping Power Outages in Maine Dynamically with Shiny/R

I decided to forego the D3 map mentioned in the previous post in favor of a Shiny one since I had 90% of the mapping code written. I binned the ranges into three groups, changed the color over to something more pleasant (with RColorBrewer), added an interactive table for the counties with outage and have… Continue reading

Preparing For The February 2014 Book Launch

Data Driven Security launches in February 2014. @jayjacobs & I have seen half of the book in PDF form so far and it’s almost unbelievable that this journey is almost over. We setup a live Amazon “sales rank” tracker over at the book’s web site and provided some Python and JavaScript code to show folks… Continue reading

Visualizing “ObamaCare-related” Job Cuts

UPDATE: Added some extra visualization elements since this post went live. New select menu and hover text for individual job impact detail lines in the table. I was reviewing RSS feeds when I came across this story about “ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs” over on Efficacy of the… Continue reading