Topic: Data Visualization

I care deeply about clearly conveying my results and so I put extra care into making data visualizations. Here are a few articles that either focus on data visualization or display a novel result in plots:

Plotting the 2020 Tour de France
The Tour de France is a race decided by mere minutes; to see exactly how those minutes were earned, read on for my plots!
Jupyter Notebook Templates for Data Science: Plotting
Jumpstart your visualizations with this Jupyter plotting notebook!
Comparison of My Two Sons' Language Development
Being a nerd dad, I recorded all the words my first two sons spoke as they learned them. Now, I compare their language development rate!
My Second Son's Language Development
My second son is a little over two years old. We tracked every word he's spoken to watch his language development, and now you can observe it too!
Improving Wikipedia's Tour de France Prize Money Plot
Time to improve another plot from Wikipedia. This time I tackle one showing the prize money in the Tour de France over time!
Plotting the 2019 Tour de France
The Tour de France is a sporting event decided by mere minutes; to see exactly how those minutes were earned, read on for my plots!
Improving Wikipedia's Hour Record Plot
I love Wikipedia, I love cycling, and I love data! So today, I improve Wikipedia's Hour Record Plot! Come take a look!
My Son's Language Development
My son is a little over two and unfortunately he has two huge nerds for parents. We tracked every word he's spoken to watch his language development, and now you can join us!
Improving An Old Supernova Plot
I learned to use matplotlib more than ten years ago. Around that time, I made a plot of supernova 2002cx for Wikipedia, but it was not terrible good. So this year, I updated it!
Making Animations Quickly with Matplotlib Blitting
Animating plots is great way to show how some quantity changes in time, but they can be slow to generate in matplotlib! Thankfully, blitting makes animating much faster! Learn how to here!
Rise and Fall of Popular Names
The popularity of baby names rises and falls based on the tastes of each generation of parents. Are their preferences the same for boy's names as for girl's names? I plot the trends to find out!
How Fast Does a Raspberry Pi Reboot?
My Raspberry Pis have to reboot every evening to avoid a memory leak. As they say, when you have a memory leak, make animated plots to see how fast they reboot!
Updated Caltrain Visual Schedule
In July, Caltrain updated their weekend schedule to allow time to do track work, so I updated my Marey/Ibry/Serjev visual schedules to see how it changed!
Caltrain Visual Schedule
In 1878, Marey published a famous visual train schedule based on work by Ibry. What would it look like for Silicon Valley's Caltrain? Come find out!
Visualizing Multiple Data Distributions
Need to compare a set of distributions of some variable? Histograms are OK, but try something fancier! Read on to learn about box, strip, swarm, and violin plots!