September 16, 2014
lifeandcode:

ABSURDLY ILLUSTRATED TUTORIALS
Mapping:The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Your First Data-Driven TileMill Map
Timelines/Tabletop.js:The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Your First Data-Driven Timeline
Data Tables/Tabletop.js:The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Sortable, Searchable Online Data Tables
Immersive Digital StorytellingThe Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Immersive, Tablet-Friendly News Stories

lifeandcode:

ABSURDLY ILLUSTRATED TUTORIALS

Mapping:
The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Your First Data-Driven TileMill Map

Timelines/Tabletop.js:
The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Your First Data-Driven Timeline

Data Tables/Tabletop.js:
The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Sortable, Searchable Online Data Tables

Immersive Digital Storytelling
The Absurdly Illustrated Guide To Immersive, Tablet-Friendly News Stories

(via notational)

September 14, 2014
lifeandcode:

vicenews:

Overall, illegal immigration from Central America has risen about 500% since late 2010.

This looks a little smooth to me. Also, points on the line, please.

About that y axis … 
Also, words. There’s a difference between apprehension and immigration. We’re catching more migrants. That alone doesn’t tell us that there are or aren’t more migrants.

lifeandcode:

vicenews:

Overall, illegal immigration from Central America has risen about 500% since late 2010.

This looks a little smooth to me. Also, points on the line, please.

About that y axis …

Also, words. There’s a difference between apprehension and immigration. We’re catching more migrants. That alone doesn’t tell us that there are or aren’t more migrants.

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Filed under: yaxis numeracy 
September 14, 2014
Research chat: Sarah Cohen of the New York Times on the state of data journalism and what reporters need to know

(Source: elizabethrkoh, via lifeandcode)

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Filed under: data unicorn 
September 14, 2014
Git: The Safety Net for Your Projects · An A List Apart Article

datajournalismlinks:

During the course of this article, I’ll walk through how Git can help you avoid mistakes—and how to recover if they’ve already happened.

Working hard to sell everyone on git. Version control makes everything taste better.

September 14, 2014
Introduction to the Data Visualization Tutorial – New Coder

lifeandcode:

Pretty cool looking dataviz tutorial using Python and Google Earth.  

September 8, 2014
The Race Gap in America’s Police Departments [datavis]

datajournalismlinks:

In hundreds of police departments across the country, the percentage of whites on the force is more than 30 percentage points higher than in the communities they serve, according to an analysis of a government survey of police departments. Experts say that diversity in the police force increases a department’s credibility with its community.

September 6, 2014
Variance Charts: built charts for the web without javascript

datajournalismlinks:

Variance empowers engineers, designers, journalists, scientists, and analysts to build elegant bespoke data graphics for the web, using only HTML & CSS. Our intuitive, markup-based grammar emphasizes clear, practical graphics and serves as the foundation for a wide range of visualizations.

August 25, 2014

How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable F. Kaid Benfield, huffingtonpost.com
Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types. When typical housing a…

I would love to see more projects with this data!

How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable
F. Kaid Benfield, huffingtonpost.com

Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types. When typical housing a…

I would love to see more projects with this data!

(Source: smartercities)

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Filed under: cities data walkability 
August 5, 2014
Beginner's guide to R

datajournalismlinks:

And so, this guide. Our aim here isn’t R mastery, but giving you a path to start using R for basic data work: Extracting key statistics out of a data set, exploring a data set with basic graphics and reshaping data to make it easier to analyze.

August 3, 2014
kqedscience:

Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF
“California, the producer of half of the nation’s fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record. The dry spell is expected to cost the state billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, and farmers are digging intogroundwater supplies to keep their crops alive. We’ve been keeping an eye on the drought with the US Drought Monitor, a USDA-sponsored program that uses data from soil moisture and stream flow, satellite imagery, and other indicators to produce weekly drought maps. Here’s a GIF showing the spread of the drought, from last December 31—shortly before Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency—until July 29.”
(via motherjones)

kqedscience:

Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF

California, the producer of half of the nation’s fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record. The dry spell is expected to cost the state billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, and farmers are digging intogroundwater supplies to keep their crops alive. We’ve been keeping an eye on the drought with the US Drought Monitor, a USDA-sponsored program that uses data from soil moisture and stream flow, satellite imagery, and other indicators to produce weekly drought maps. Here’s a GIF showing the spread of the drought, from last December 31—shortly before Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency—until July 29.”

(via motherjones)

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Filed under: wheelhouse 
July 31, 2014
kenyatta:

dailywireless.org » More Broadband Subs Than Video Subs

US MSOs will soon have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers for the first time in the industry’s 65-year history, reports Moody’s.
In a new report issued last week, Moody’s Investors Service predicts that US cable operators will have more high-speed data customers than pay TV customers by next year. It calculates the crossover point is already occurring, with both services now boasting about 50 million subscribers.
Several major US MSOs already have more broadband customers than video customers.
Both Time Warner Cable and Charter — the second- and fourth-largest US MSOs — now have more broadband than video customers.
Cablevision Systems may well have reached the crossover point at the end of the second quarter.


About that Y axis…

kenyatta:

dailywireless.org » More Broadband Subs Than Video Subs

US MSOs will soon have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers for the first time in the industry’s 65-year history, reports Moody’s.

In a new report issued last week, Moody’s Investors Service predicts that US cable operators will have more high-speed data customers than pay TV customers by next year. It calculates the crossover point is already occurring, with both services now boasting about 50 million subscribers.

Several major US MSOs already have more broadband customers than video customers.

Both Time Warner Cable and Charter — the second- and fourth-largest US MSOs — now have more broadband than video customers.

Cablevision Systems may well have reached the crossover point at the end of the second quarter.

About that Y axis…

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Filed under: Distortion 
June 24, 2014
CartoDB Internships

An excellent opportunity to get paid while getting better at CartoDB.

June 17, 2014
NBC Data Viz Editor

June 16, 2014
OpenNews: Apply to become a 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellow

sinker:

I’m excited to announce that starting today, applications to become a 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellow are open. The Fellowships offer an opportunity for people that love to code to get paid to spend ten months building new things in collaboration with some of the best news organizations in the…

June 16, 2014
Change the width of your infowindows

cartodb:

More love to our infowindows, and giving response to a very popular request: changing the width of our infowindows, directly in the CartoDB Editor. Up until now you could change the width of your infowindows with different combinations of not-so-obvious CSS and JS.

From now on, you can…

More than one student wrestled with this one last semester. A very exciting transformation. Also … I love these animated gifs for illustrating the steps in customizing your infowindow.

(Source: cartodb)

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Filed under: cartodb