Binning is a general term for grouping a dataset of N values into less than N discrete groups. These groups/bins may be spatial, temporal, or otherwise attribute-based. In this post I’m only talking about spatial (long-lat) and 2-dimensional attribute-based (scatterplot) bins. Such binnings may be thought of as 2D histograms. This [...]
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I’ve long been a sucker for the polar area/coxcomb/rose charts popularized by Florence Nightingale. These multivariate charts can show ordered or unordered categorical data. As noted in an Economist piece on influential information graphics,
As with today’s pie charts, the area of each wedge is proportional to the figure it stands for, but it [...]
I’m really digging the Boston Globe’s recent visualization tracking Manny Ramirez’s hunt for 500 home runs (reached on May 31st).
This cool app answers seemingly every question about when and how Manny hit his home runs…except for the one I’m most interested in: where on the plate is Manny most likely to hit a [...]