Archive for April, 2016

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Punctuation in novels

This is a great idea to visualize the punctuation in novels: Inspired by a series of posters, I wondered what did my favorite books look like without words. Can you tell them apart or are they all a-mush? In fact, they can be quite distinct.

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Redesigning a graphic

Robert Simmon redesigns a graphic: Creating scientific graphics can be difficult: most scientists and engineers lack training in design, deadlines are tight, compromises must be reached between team members and management, and the available tools may be limited. Fortunately, many design guidelines are simple and easy to execute, which I’ll show by re-designing the following […]

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Monday, April 4th, 2016

Visual explanations

Explained Visually provides interactive, visual explanations of mathematical processes commonly used in science, such as eigenvectors/eigenvalues, least squares, and principal component analysis. The ability to interactively change the values in the examples and have the new result instantly displayed greatly helps with understanding. Explained Visually is inspired by Bret Victor’s Explorable Explanations.

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