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Maryam Mirzakhani Is First Woman Fields Medalist 1500 retweets

Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman Fields medalist for drawing deep connections between topology, geometry and dynamical systems.

The Most Erosive Area on the Padma 1179 retweets

Water + time = a continuous evolution of meanders and braids that fade in and out of a landscape. Here, the Padma River in Bangladesh carves a changing course over 14 years:

Anatomy of an AI System 977 retweets

Thrilled to launch a big project today: ANATOMY OF AN AI SYSTEM. It's a large map & long-form essay about Amazon's Echo, and the full stack of capital, labor, and natural resources used in AI. It's a collab with TheCreaturesLab, who is a visual ...

Visualizing Algorithms 779 retweets

New post - Visualizing Algorithms - using vision to study processes & systems. eyeo2014

The Building Blocks of Interpretability 724 retweets

Our most recent paper on visualizing neural networks is one of the best thing I've ever done. It qualitatively changes the questions we can ask. One basic example: neuron 426 fired ~= useless [floppy ear] fired = very interesting!

What to consider when choosing colors for data visualization 441 retweets

Data Visualisation can be defined as representing numbers with shapes – and no matter what these shapes look like (areas, lines, dots), they need to have a color. Sometimes colors just make the s

Dynamicland: incubating a humane dynamic medium 435 retweets

★ Dynamicland: incubating a humane dynamic medium

A Course for Visualization in R, Taking You From Beginner to Advanced 379 retweets

Where to start? What to learn next? Here’s a course to help take you from beginner to advanced.

Pie chart pyramid | FlowingData 372 retweets

This pyramid pie chart just might take the pie chart humor crown from the amount-of-pie-eaten pie chart. (Who made this?)

Feature Visualization 343 retweets

What do neural nets see? You may be surprised. zzznah ludwigschubert & I explore.

Complexity Explorables | Complexity Explorables 315 retweets

A collection of interactive explorable explanations of complex systems in biology, physics, mathematics, social sciences, epidemiology, ecology and other fields....

Drawing Dynamic Visualizations on Vimeo 312 retweets

For more information, see: Throughout the history of science, diagrams and graphs have been essential…

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data | FlowingData 308 retweets

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2018 299 retweets

Visualization continues to mature and develop into a medium. There’s less focus on visualization the tool and more focus on how to use the tools. That is a good thing.

Lessons from My First Two Years of AI Research 280 retweets

lessons on AI research from an MIT grad student: - Code a simple baseline - Invest in visualization skills (good visualizations often make bugs apparent) - 8 hrs sleeping & 4 hrs working is immensely more productive than 4 hrs sleeping & 8 hr...

VR Basketball Data Visualization 279 retweets

Oh my: all the shots in the NBA made and missed, in WebVR Made by datavized, shown by debraeanderson at malofiej26

Multivariate Map Collection - Jim Vallandingham 272 retweets

Just because I like maps, I've collected a bunch of interesting examples of multivariate map types. Hopefully useful as inspiration and investigation:

Introducing Semiotic for Data Visualization 268 retweets

Semiotic is a React-based data visualization framework. You can see interactive documentation and examples here. It satisfies the need for reusable data visualization, without committing to a static…

Tools for smoother shape animations 267 retweets

Put together some of my preferred JS shape animation tricks into a library called Flubber: Any feedback appreciated!

How to Spot Visualization Lies | FlowingData 265 retweets

A guide to spotting visualization lies - because there are quite a few these days

Shifts in How Couples Meet, Online Takes the Top 265 retweets

How do couples meet now and how has it changed over the years? Watch the rankings play out over six decades.

A Visual Introduction to Hierarchical Models 265 retweets

A visual explanation of strategies for modeling nested data. Modeled with rstats, built with d3js and reactjs.

Part II: Introducing quantum logic gates 254 retweets

New essay, joint with andy_matuschak: "Quantum Computing for the Very Curious". It's a technically detailed explanation of the basic elements of quantum computing:

Bruises — The Data We Don’t See 248 retweets

Nervous to share the most touching project I’ve worked on in my life: Bruises - The Data We Don’t See How my guitar hero friend Kakiking and I combined our arts to make sense of her daughter’s illness.

Simulating The World (In Emoji) 246 retweets

★ New interactive thingy! ★ Simulating The World (In Emoji) 🌲🌲🔥🔥⚡️🔥🔥🌲🌲

What to consider when creating pie charts 238 retweets

I'm so excited to write and illustrate "best practice" guides for all common chart types. Here's the first one about pie charts: Let me know if you want me to add/delete tips or links! /cc eagereyes

Evolution of the Alphabet – UsefulCharts 237 retweets

=== PRINTS HAVE SOLD OUT ===   Unfortunately, all of the limited edition signed & numbered prints are now gone and I will not be printing any more. However, you can download the chart and print it yourself using the below links. Or you can chec...

The (creation of the) interactive slides for my “SVGs beyond mere shap... 234 retweets

Talking about the ideas, tools and methods that I used to create my interactive-dataviz-eye-candy presentation about the wonderful world of SVGs

Graphic presentation : Brinton, Willard Cope, 1880- : Free Download, B... 231 retweets

Graphic presentation : Brinton, Willard Cope, 1880- : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Four Experiments in Handwriting with a Neural Network 231 retweets

Several interactive visualizations of a generative model of handwriting. Some are fun, some are serious.

Introducing d3-scale – Mike Bostock – Medium 228 retweets

I’d like D3 to become the standard library of data visualization: not just a tool you use directly to visualize data by writing code, but also a suite of tools that underpin more powerful software…

Stardust: GPU-based Visualization Library 225 retweets

Stardust.js: a library for rendering information visualizations with WebGL WebGL dataviz ready for take off now

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways | FlowingData 223 retweets

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?

Visualizing memorization in RNNs 223 retweets

Inspecting gradient magnitudes in context can be a powerful tool to see when recurrent units use short-term or long-term contextual understanding.

How to Use t-SNE Effectively 222 retweets

Although extremely useful for visualizing high-dimensional data, t-SNE plots can sometimes be mysterious or misleading.

Hurricane How-To 218 retweets

i wrote a tutorial on how we mashed together svg and canvas to make this map. includes an animated 3d diagram!

Stop Drawing Dead Fish on Vimeo 216 retweets

People are alive -- they behave and respond. Creations within the computer can also live, behave, and respond... if they are allowed to. The message of this talk…

Why you should use D3 – Mike Bostock – Medium 209 retweets

Yes, Paul, you don’t need a library to visualize data. But here are two reasons why you might want to use a library like D3 (or Vega). Visualization is harder than you think. It’s easy to draw…

Introducing d3-shape – Mike Bostock – Medium 200 retweets

Say you’re building a new tool for studying data. What’s the most natural representation for specifying a visualization? A configurable chart? Abstract operators and coordinate systems? Graphical…

What to consider when creating choropleth maps 185 retweets

Maps are not objective, but a version of reality. When creating them, lots of choices are made: What to map, how to map and whether or not to use a map in the first place. Here we’ll try to find guide

Tiger LCD Games 184 retweets

The magic of LCD handheld screen layouts.

One chart shows 135 years of volcanic history 182 retweets

🌋 I made a weird volcano dataviz that looks like a painting ->

The Earth has been warmer than average for 406 months in a row 179 retweets

This is a startling sentence: "No one under the age of 32 has ever experienced a cooler-than-average month on this planet."

Visualizing Incomplete and Missing Data 176 retweets

Because the gaps are sometimes more important than the data itself, here are some ways to visualizing what's missing

Figures in the Stars 175 retweets

NEW!! 🎉 Come read my interactive dataviz-driven story: Figures in the Sky ⭐ See how current & past cultures across the world have seen their myths in the stars. Shapes found everywhere, fascinating constellations & even stranger meanings. ...

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2017 174 retweets

It was a rough year, which brought about a lot of good work. Here are my favorite data visualization projects of the year.

In Defense of Interactive Graphics 168 retweets

No, interactive graphics are not dead. It is also not true that “85% of the Times‘ page visitors online simply ignore interactive infographics altogether”. But since I sort of helped creating[1] this

A Visual Exploration of Gaussian Processes 163 retweets

A Visual Exploration of Gaussian Processes — A new Distill article by _jgoertler, Rebecca Kehlbeck, and OliverDeussen

Command-Line Cartography, Part 1 160 retweets

This multipart tutorial will teach you to make a thematic map from the command line using d3-geo, TopoJSON and ndjson-cli—free, open-source tools written in JavaScript. We’ll make a choropleth of…

Historic Low Sea Ice in the Bering Sea 152 retweets

At the start of May, the BeringSea is usually covered by a Texas-sized expanse of ice. Now the region is practically ice free, setting a new record low dataviz ddj arctic

Introducing the Data Visualization Society 149 retweets

Looking for a place to discuss & shape professional development in datavisualization? Introducing the Data Visualization Society, an initiative by AmyCesal, MollzMP & Elijah_Meeks to foster community for data visualization creators of all...

Two girls who switched continents get to know each other through the d... 149 retweets

Two girls who switched continents get to know each other through the data they draw and send across the pond. Dear Data is a year-long, analog data drawing project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec.

The list of 2017 visualization lists 148 retweets

Sitting comfortably? Have some time? Here you go: The 2017 List of Visualisation Lists

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably 148 retweets

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

What is a Senior Data Visualization Engineer? 140 retweets

I was asked recently on twitter a question that I’ve been asked in one form or another several times since I became a Senior Data Visualization Engineer at Netflix: In all my time writing about the…

Every Map Projection - blocksorg 137 retweets

Every map projection in d3js in one massive 5000×9520 image.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014 137 retweets

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.

There be dragons: dataviz in the industry 133 retweets

I started being serious about data visualization around 2005, when the field was still pretty niche and people like Martin Wattenberg, Ben Fry, Jonathan Harris, Marcos Weskamp, Eric Rodenbeck, Jer…

Centerline labeling / Noah Veltman / Observable 132 retweets

Centerline labeling An explorable calculator for placing curved labels inside weird shapes. Step 1: turn the shape into evenly spaced points First, we walk the perimeter of the shape to get a set of evenly spaced points that approximate the original ...

Links to open terrain data sources for the entire world 132 retweets

Wanted: Open Source terrain data. We're stitching a global data set & seeking contributions.

Datawrapper now checks your colors, so you don’t have to 131 retweets

Picking colors for charts and maps is already a tricky task. But making sure that your graphic is also colorblind-friendly can be a real challenge. Of course, there are a lot of tools that can help ch

Houston’s Big Dams Won’t Fail But Many Neighborhoods Will Have to Be F 130 retweets

The water that goes around the spillways is going to have to leave the reservoir somehow — and enter areas surrounding it.

Announcing Vega, a new visualization grammar built on d3js! Design reu 128 retweets

Announcing Vega, a new visualization grammar built on d3js! Design reusable chart components in a JSON format

Multiple Views: Visualization Research Explained 127 retweets

Super excited to announce a new visualization blog we started with JessicaHullman dalbersszafir eagereyes. It's called "Multiple Views". Its main goal is to make visualization research more accessible and visible. We already have 3 posts out there...

World Airports Voronoi 127 retweets

More airports! 2,979 large and medium airports with scheduled services: d3js

how to do nothing – Jenny Odell – Medium 124 retweets

I’d like to start off by saying that this talk is grounded in a particular location, and that is the Morcom Amphitheatre of Roses in Oakland, California, otherwise known simply as “the rose garden.”…

Join — Data Visualization Society 123 retweets

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Data Visualization Society you can join here!

Augmenting Long-term Memory 137 retweets

New essay on “Augmenting Long-term Memory”:

Cuisine Ingredients | FlowingData 156 retweets

What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.

Here’s What Cassini Saw During Its Tour of Saturn 159 retweets

Follow along with the NASA spacecraft and its 13 years of amazing discoveries in our immersive 3-D experience.