Linkwrap: All Kinds of Disasters

Isoscope shows you how far you can travel from any location in a given amount of time. Could be really useful when you consider the next item:   NUKEMAP is for the more paranoid of you. It lets you detonate a hypothetical nuclear weapon and see what the damage would be like.   A map… Read More »

Linkwrap: Black and Blue Heatmaps. Lots of Them.

This is a very awesome heatmap made by Strava, which displays very detailed data on where people bike and run worldwide. It also seems to be slightly biased towards people who can afford a smartphone. A map of all Facebook connections as of 2010. Here is a more detailed discussion by the author. An analysis… Read More »

Linkwrap: Optimus Johnson and Khaleesi Rodriguez

This is an interactive map of all the weather anomalies in the US since 1964. They plotted over 3 million anomalies. Nice!   Deadspin did this analysis of user vs. expert picks in the NCAA bracket.   Apparently Khaleesi is a more common name for 2012 girls than “Betsy”. This is the actual Social Security… Read More »

Linkwrap: Spending and/or Invading

This weird looking ball thing is a cool D3.js interactive spherical Voronoi diagram that shows where the airports are. The south Indian Ocean is extremely isolated in terms of airports, which has implications for MH370.   Where in the world is Ukraine? According to many Americans, it’s in northern Canada or Greenland. To make things… Read More »

Linkwrap: Interactive Circles, Triangles, Blobs

I’d like to apologize for the layout of the site being horribly messed up all week. I like to do my development straight on my server, which is a terrible methodology. This is a cool interactive visualization of the global flow of people. It was also featured in Quartz this week. Another great interactive tool… Read More »

Linkwrap: Water, Wind, Earth and Bitcoin

Did you know there’s a new logo?It’s really clever because it has exactly 30 dots (I mean maybe, but you should count them anyway). * * * This is a moving map of the wind. It looks really nice. The Bitcoin 500 — the largest 500 traders on MtGox based on the leaked private ledger.… Read More »

Linkwrap: Bad Graphs, Good Graphs, and Graphs about Babies

Hypothesis testing explained with a cool interactive D3.js visualization. Top 10 worst graphs in academic papers. I’m considering creating a segment where I post a bad graph every week. Conditional probability explained in another cool D3.js interactive visualization. F is now the second least popular letter in baby names, after Q. Even X and Z… Read More »

Linkwrap: Race, Demography, and Horse Kicks

Hey all, thanks for subscribing to my Twitter. As you can tell, the blog could still use some (a lot of) work. It’s ok. I know. I’m working on it. * * * This tie generator will make you the center of any dinner conversation. Swedish Mathematician Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson says there are 177,147 unique ways… Read More »

Linkwrap: First Linkwrap!

Victor Powell explains Simpson’s Paradox using some cool D3.JS interactive charts.   BBC Travel made a really fun geography game. Start in a random spot and figure out where you are.   Pew Research made this interactive map to see where remittance money flows from foreign workers to their home countries.   Where do Americans… Read More »