Archive for September, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Tracking moon’s shadow with GOES imagery

Here’s a tutorial of how to make an animation of the moon’s shadow with GOES imagery during The Great American Eclipse of 2017: Here is one of the coolest examples that I have created using IDL in a while. For this blog post, I’m going to walk through how I created an animation of the […]

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Catalog of visualization tools

The dataviz.tools site is an annotated and categorized catalog of good visualization tools. This site features a curated selection of data visualization tools meant to bridge the gap between programmers/statisticians and the general public by only highlighting free/freemium, responsive and relatively simple-to-learn technologies for displaying both basic and complex, multivariate datasets. via FlowingData

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

How to spot visualization lies

Some great tips for spotting misleading visualizations: By using dual axes, the magnitude can shrink or expand for each metric. This is typically done to imply correlation and causation. “Because of this, this other thing happened. See, it’s clear.” There are some great links as examples of these problems, like the spurious correlations project by […]

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