Archive for September 2010

WIREs Computational Statistics

WILEY’s Interdisciplinary Reviews are positioned as “WIREs publications focus on high-profile research areas at the interfaces of the traditional disciplines.” Currently there are six areas covered Climate Change Cognitive Science Computational Statistics Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology RNA Systems Biology and Medicine and five other fields (including Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery) upcoming in 2011 and 2012. […]

Flowing Data

This graphics was in the current newsletter of the local utility company, and shows the (estimated) water consumption during the quarter final of the soccer world cup between Germany and Argentina. I think there is no need to translate the annotations, and everybody might guess what the beer drinking people of Germany did during the […]

Is Data the new Plague?

This post is neither fish nor fowl. My review on Kaiser’s book is way overdue, as I got stuck somewhere in the middle of the book. In the meantime, Georgios pointed me to this video of David McCandless on TED, as we recently talked about people’s fears and how the media has its share in it […]

The Good & the Bad [9/2010]

This is quite an unusual Good & Bad posting, as it does not refer to some extraordinarily bad graph, but just wants to show some additional aspects of a dataset, compared to the original visualization found on Kaiser’s Junk Charts. The comments on Kaiser’s post mainly picked on the variability of ranks, such that I […]