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Synchronously Visualized

February 21, 2018
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Synchronously Visualized

Once again:  the New York Times presents an innovative graphic, which you always want to watch again and again. It’s this Downhill Race at the Olympics: . Start Run Finish   The link to the moving graphic is below this picture: For Statistics? It would be exciting to follow such visualizations, e. g. on changes […]

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Easy-to-understand Statistics for the Public

September 21, 2017
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Easy-to-understand Statistics for the Public

In a recently published EUROSTAT publication, the authors demand innovative forms of communication from public statistics in order not to lose their socially important role. Among other things, they demand ‘…. to tell stories close to the people; to create communities around specific themes; to develop among citizens the ability to read the data and […]

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Learning by Doing

April 27, 2017
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Learning by Doing

The New York Times did it after the election, in January 2017: You Draw It, Learning Statistics by drawing and comparing charts. ‘Draw your guesses on the charts below to see if you’re as smart as you think you are.’   And Bayerischer Rundfunk did it before the election, in April 2017. This kind of giving information is an excellent […]

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Reading a Picture

November 30, 2016
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Reading a Picture

Visual storytelling Visualising data helps understanding facts. Sometimes it’s very easy to understand a graph; sometimes it’s necessary to read it and to study it to discover unknown territory. Such graphs are little masterpieces. Here’s one of these and I am sure the authors had more than one iteration and discussion while creating it. The […]

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Next Step in OGD Websites

May 4, 2016
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Next Step in OGD Websites

What DataUsa is doing could be – I guess – the next step in the evolution of Open Government Data websites. It’s the step from offering file downloads to presenting data (and not files) interactively. And it’s a kind of presentation many official statistical websites would surely be proud of. César A. Hidalgo from MIT discusses … Continue reading Next Step in OGD Websites

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Optimism with Data

January 21, 2016
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Optimism with Data

What will our future be like? Is there no or some hope that things evolve in a good direction? Will we make progress? Data play a crucial role in answering these questions. Steven Pinker (Harvard University, Department of Psychology) in his answer to the EDGE question of 2016 considers that Quantifying Human Progress is the most interesting recent (scientific) news: ‘But … Continue reading Optimism with Data

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In Love with Data

December 23, 2015
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In Love with Data

An amazing, year-long, analog data drawing project made by two women: Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. ‘Each week we collect and measure a particular type of data about our lives, use this data to make a drawing on a postcard-sized sheet of paper, and then drop the postcard in an English “postbox” (Stefanie) or an American “mailbox” … Continue reading In Love with Data

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Look at the Elections

October 18, 2015
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Look at the Elections

18 October 2015 On October 18, 2015, Swiss voters elect a new Parliament for the next four years. Source: https://www.bk.admin.ch/ More about Swiss elections here For the National Council (200 members), 3,802 candidates and more than 22 political parties take part. And the winners are … The polling stations closed at 12 AM. The results arrive canton by … Continue reading Look at the Elections

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Look at the Elections

October 18, 2015
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Look at the Elections

18 October 2015 On October 18, 2015, Swiss voters elect a new Parliament for the next four years. Source: https://www.bk.admin.ch/ More about Swiss elections here For the National Council (200 members), 3,802 candidates and more than 22 political parties take part. And the winners are … The polling stations closed at 12 AM. The results arrive canton by … Continue reading Look at the Elections

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