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 
June 10, 2014

ilovecharts:

Hi Guys!

Today, I’m headed down to the White House to participate in the live Q&A the President will be doing with Tumblr about the importance of making college more affordable for current students, graduates and their families and the new executive actions he announced on Monday to ease the burden of college debt for millions of Americans.

David Karp will be interviewing the the President, using questions from the Tumblr community. The event will stream live today at 4pm ET on the White House Tumblr.

Above are some of the charts from a newly released White House report which show … pretty much what I’m sure you all already know. The current system is, shall we say, imperfect. There is a lot of work to be done. Hopefully, today is illuminating and gives us reason to be optimistic. 

I’ll post any other charts I come across here, document the trip on my personal Tumblr (so as not to spam those who are uninterested with non-charty content here) and will be live-Tweeting the event and attendant mischief at /ilovecharts. I’ll see you there!

Hugs and hand-pounds,
Jason

All of these could take a redesign, tho.

(via kenyatta)

May 31, 2014
uxrave:

http://codyhouse.co/ – Some beautiful interactions and code snippets. 

Something I need to look at.

uxrave:

http://codyhouse.co/ – Some beautiful interactions and code snippets. 

Something I need to look at.

(via lifeandcode)

May 31, 2014
D3 Tips and Tricks [free ebook]

datajournalismlinks:

Over 550 pages of tips and tricks for using d3.js, one of the leading data visualization tools for the web. The book is aimed at helping you get started but includes assistance for some advanced tasks. Written by Malcolm Maclean.

Great resource for folks who want to tackle D3 next.

(via lifeandcode)

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Filed under: tutorials 
May 30, 2014
A general framework for data visualization criticism by Kaiser Fung

datajournalismlinks:

The Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup is a general framework for data visualization criticism. The need for such a framework is clear. Opinion pieces on specific data graphics frequently come across as stream of conscience. Proclaiming a chart “mind-blowing” or “worst of the century” isn’t worth much if the author cannot articulate why.

(via lifeandcode)

May 30, 2014
datanarratives:

An older piece I missed. The NYTimes shows the jobs reports in two different ways--how a Republican or how a Democrat might present and see them.

A good point of reference for the jobs report drill.

datanarratives:

An older piece I missed. The NYTimes shows the jobs reports in two different ways--how a Republican or how a Democrat might present and see them.

A good point of reference for the jobs report drill.

May 29, 2014
Learn CartoDB for free in NY, hosted by Gilt

cartodb:

Gilt is an ecommerce giant with more than 1.000 employees. As a fast moving organization, they have a huge and impressive technology team. The Gilt Tech group maintains an interesting blog, and one of their initiatives is to host free classes about interesting tech topics. In the past they…

Worth doing.

(Source: cartodb)

May 28, 2014
Map of the Week: Folk to Folk

cartodb:

Welcome Emma from Folk to Folk in this new installment of our Map of the Week. Folk to Folk is an independent documentary project exploring how the inclusive spirit of folk music helps build communities and creates accessible, participatory spaces across America today. We are happy to see how…

Go Carla!

(Source: cartodb)