Thursday, October 29, 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020

The PYPL

 The PYPL Index is the PopularitY of Programming Language Index and comes with a cool interactive chart and the data are visualized here in a video: https://youtu.be/DL37toLMCJ8.

What does all that mean? Well, in my opinion, if you have a choice: learn on of the Top-10 languages (unless you have a very specific reason to learn Lua or Haskell or Dart.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Blame Pie

We talk a lot about carbon emission today (total vs per-capita) in terms of 'assigning blame' to global warming. But what really matters there are not the current emissions, but the cumulative emissions since the start of the Industrial Revolution. This simple pie chart shows it well, but here are two interactive options:

Interactive Data Viz into PPT

How to embed visualizations in PowerPoint presentations tells you how. Nice.

Area vs Population

This is one of these maps that will help (hopefully) the upcoming election results: 50 percent of the US population lives in only 4.6 percent of all counties (see below). County counting to specified proportion let's you adjust the percentage of population - nice!



Saturday, October 24, 2020

Vulcan 3.0

The Vulcan Version 3.0 High‐Resolution Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions for the United States is now available as an open-access paper and for download

The figure below shows total CO2 emissions which are of course to a large extent a function of population. The per-capita CO2 emissions would probably show an almost inverted spatial pattern across the USA.




Thursday, October 22, 2020

Birds-Eye View from Mount Washington

This Birds-eye view from summit of Mt. Washington, White Mountains, New-Hampshire was pretty cool already and the Library of Congress makes it accessible in a variety of formats.

But now there's a online version that you can rotate like you are standing on the summit: https://vannizhang.github.io/birdeye-view/dist/

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3742w.ct005518/?r=-0.465,-0.025,1.931,1.168,0