Posts Tagged ‘ Current Affairs ’

Upcoming talks here and there

November 7, 2017
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I'm giving a dataviz talk in San Ramon, CA on Thursday Nov 9. Go here to register. *** Then next Monday (Nov 13, 11 am), I will be in Boston at Harvard Business Review, giving a "live whiteboard session" on...

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Fifty-nine intersections supporting forty dots of data

October 31, 2017
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Fifty-nine intersections supporting forty dots of data

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, borrows an idea from Ed Tufte to remake a data graphic by the Economist on income and wealth inequality across different countries.

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Another day, another fake data scandal… This time, it’s Twitter

October 26, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, sees a crisis of confidence in self-reported non-financial metrics by technology upstarts. He calls for third-party auditing.

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The Whole Foods pricing trick

October 23, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses some market research about pricing changes at Whole Foods after the Amazon acquisition.

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Lop-sided precincts, a visual exploration

October 17, 2017
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Lop-sided precincts, a visual exploration

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts, a leading data visualization blog, and Principal Analytics Prep, a premier data analytics bootcamp, discusses and remakes a Washington Post chart showing lop-sided precincts in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.

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Rejecting the data-free argument in support of the cashier-free Shake Shack

October 13, 2017
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It's always frustrating to see media outlets play loose with facts. When I read a headline like "Shake Shack's New Cashier-Free Location Really Does Reduce Wait, So Far," (link) I am expecting to read some evidence that the wait times of customers have decreased. Granted, this is a hard problem because you always need a "control" - something to compare to. And when this is a new restaurant, in a…

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Let’s not mix these polarized voters as the medians run away from one another

October 10, 2017
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Let’s not mix these polarized voters as the medians run away from one another

Long-time follower Daniel L. sent in a gem, by the Washington Post. This is a multi-part story about the polarization of American voters, nicely laid out, with superior analyses and some interesting graphics. Click here to see the entire article....

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Analysts must reckon with the fake data menace

October 9, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, comments on the fake data and fraud problem in digital advertising, and calls on data scientists and analysts to rise up to the challenge.

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A long view of hurricanes

September 15, 2017
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A long view of hurricanes

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a nice chart showing 30 years of hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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Uber data collection makes news again

August 31, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, the next-gen data analytics bootcamp, discusses ethical issues concerning Uber's collection of user data from smartphone apps.

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