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Recreating (more) data visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful”: Part II

June 22, 2018
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Recreating (more) data visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful”: Part II

In part II of this series I continue to recreate some of the visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful” by David McCandless in R.David McCandless is author of two bestselling infographics books and gives a great TED talk about data visualization. His second book Knowledge is Beautiful , published in 2015, contains 196 beautiful infographics which took 15,832 hours to...

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I love the idea of a permanent side-bar for the TOC.

June 11, 2018
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I love the idea of a permanent side-bar for the TOC.

I love the idea of a permanent side-bar for the TOC. Can’t wait until you provide the open-source code. Can you share any resources for those interested in learning CSS rules and hacks to customize their blogs and reports?

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Recreating data visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful”

June 6, 2018
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Recreating data visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful”

n this series of posts I will set out to recreate some of the visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful” by David McCandless in R.David McCandless is author of two bestselling infographics books and gave a TED talk about data visualization. I bought his second book “Knowledge is Beautiful”, in 2015, which contains 196 beautiful infographics.At that time, I...

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Analyzing extreme skiing and snowboarding in R: Freeride World Tour 1996–2018

May 7, 2018
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Analyzing extreme skiing and snowboarding in R: Freeride World Tour 1996–2018

The Freeride World Tour (FWT) has been hosting extreme skiing & snowboarding events since 1996. Having just wrapped up the 2018 season in March I did an analysis on rankings and past FWT winners using R.If you haven’t heard of the FWT yet it’s an exciting sport where riders choose gnarley-looking lines through cliff-faces, cornices and nasty couloirs (like this...

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Reversing the order of axis in a ggplot2 scatterplot

January 24, 2018
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Reversing the order of axis in a ggplot2 scatterplot

Taking the advice of David Robinson I’ve decided to start a blog and write about data science, not only to create a portfolio of my work, but as a repository I can check back on when I scratch my head and think “now how did I do that?” A nice post I saw on twitter about how to reverse the order...

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