Visualizations

  • [VI]zualizing [BA]d: Did Breaking Bad Get Better Over Time?

    Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:00
    Breaking Bad is one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time. Don’t take my word for it! According to IMDb, everyone agrees! I recently came across the website http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/ , which allows you to type in the name of a show and plot the average IMDb rating for each episode, along with a regression line per season that shows how the season progressed. I typed in “Breaking Bad” and the resulting graph showed... [more]
  • Special Bulletin: UFO's Visualized Across The Nation

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 15:45
    We interrupt our program of blog posts to bring you a special bulletin from Inquidia News. The UFOs are coming. “Ladies and gentlemen, I have a grave announcement to make. Incredible as it may seem, both the observations of science and the evidence of our eyes lead to the inescapable assumption that those strange beings who landed in the Jersey farmlands tonight are the vanguard of an invading army from the planet Mars. The battle... [more]
  • The Great Pumpkin Beer Finder

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:15
    It was the first Halloween in my new neighborhood. We'd moved there after we had kids, since we had certain....needs. More space. A yard. A school that didn't suck. One of the nice things about the neighborhood was that it did a pretty good job around the holidays, Halloween in particular. Lots of neighborhood lawns decked out with all of their semi-creepy finery. So it was in that first year that I looked forward to... [more]
  • An Intense, Natural High By Visualizing Global Drug Confiscation Data

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 08:30
    DRUGS! Allegedly they're everywhere. Sometimes they are good, helping people deal with "neck pain" or inspiring people to create viral music videos. Sometimes they are evil, ruining lives and financing terrorism. For better or for worse I'm going to use drugs today... ...a LOT of them... ...to illustrate how much fun Tableau Public can be! I found a United Nations data set that held global drug confiscation data by country between 2006 and 2010. This... [more]
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    Stay Safe, Kids! Using Data to Avoid Crime Hotspots

    Friday, August 30, 2013 - 09:45
    I have lived on the south side of Chicago for almost four years now. Upon moving to this area, I quickly learned the best, and safest, ways to get around the city. For the following visualizations, I decided to see if I could find some empirical data to support the local truisms of which corners are safe and which should be avoided. From data.cityofchicago.org , I downloaded into Microsoft Excel two tables of information. The... [more]
  • Average Airfares By Destination

    Friday, August 30, 2013 - 08:45
    This is a visualization created from data available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/AverageFare Learn About Tableau [more]
  • What's Changed In Baseball? Home Run and Strikeout Analysis with Actian, Tableau and Pentaho

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 16:00
    I admit it. I am addicted to baseball stats. Although in my mid 40’s, every Christmas morning I am a kid again, anxiously awaiting the unwrapping of gifts. I know my wife will give me the new season’s Bill James Handbook. It’s always the first one I open. I fidget while the rest of the ritual unwrapping is done…one…gift…at…a…time. Finally, I can take time off from being a dad and husband and bury myself into... [more]
  • Just Say Yes? Visualizing Cycling Under The Influence

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 08:30
    There has always been a lot of controversy in cycling. Most of this controversy has been around EPO and doping. Watching the USA Pro Challenge wind through my home state of Colorado this week had me wondering, how much better were the riders who doped than the riders who are clean? I decided to look at this using Tableau. First, I had to find some data and what better way to look at the impact... [more]
  • Fantasy Football Draft Strategies Revealed With Data Visualization

    Friday, August 16, 2013 - 09:45
    It’s hard to believe, but summer will be over before we know it. Gone are the street fests, outdoor concerts, and beer patios that I so love to frequent. However, the silver lining to autumn’s impending arrival is the return of football! Fantasy Football Fever is in full effect here at the Inquidia office, so I thought I would use Tableau, which is one of our favorite data analytics tools, to get myself prepped for... [more]
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    C'mon, Get Happy! Visualizing The Happiness Planet Index with Tableau

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:30
    Are you happy? I’m happy, but I’m always interested in being happier. I’m also interested in living for a long time, but only if I can be happy for those extra years. I can’t imagine anyone is interested in a few extra years just for the sake of living them. I exercise, eat an obscene amount of vegetables and get lots of sleep – all to be healthy and live longer. I’m happy and healthy... [more]

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