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Light entertainment: I am a pen and I object

May 21, 2018
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Light entertainment: I am a pen and I object

You've got to look out for conflicts on your dataviz! Example from Explosm courtesy of reader Chris P. Color says one thing. Face says something else. Words agree with Color. Pen objects.

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Using large numbers to impress the impressionable

May 16, 2018
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Using large numbers to impress the impressionable

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses Facebook's claim of removing millions of fake accounts.

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Capriciousness of little health benefits

May 15, 2018
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Capriciousness of little health benefits

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explains why he doesn't care about health benefits of most foods and activities reported and recommended by the media.

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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

May 10, 2018
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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a chart about digital marketing salaries, which contains perceptive problems found in many charts.

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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

May 10, 2018
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Common charting issues related to connecting lines, labels, sequencing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a chart about digital marketing salaries, which contains perceptive problems found in many charts.

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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

May 3, 2018
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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explores the business model behind Moviepass, the popular but money-losing movie subscription company. Counterfactual thinking, and understanding consumer behavior are key parts of the analysis.

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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

May 3, 2018
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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explores the business model behind Moviepass, the popular but money-losing movie subscription company. Counterfactual thinking, and understanding consumer behavior are key parts of the analysis.

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Understanding scales and normalization, for better measurement

May 2, 2018
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Understanding scales and normalization, for better measurement

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a measurement problem inherent in the Google Search Index used as an indirect metric to measure search popularity.

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Understanding scales and normalization, for better measurement

May 2, 2018
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Understanding scales and normalization, for better measurement

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a measurement problem inherent in the Google Search Index used as an indirect metric to measure search popularity.

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Fantastic visual, but the Google data need some pre-processing

May 1, 2018
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Fantastic visual, but the Google data need some pre-processing

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, likes the visual design of the How to Fix It project by Google Newslab and Xaquin, and suggests that the search index data need to be pre-processed.

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