This tutorial shows how to create slope graphs in Excel. Slope graphs are an effective replacement for double pies when showing changes from one time to another.
Slope graphs are awesome. I used this tutorial to learn how to make them.
Nice slope chart from the Washington Post. The interactivity allows the user to pick out certain states and get additional information.
Slope charts (and their big brothers the parallel coordinates plot) are a great (and underutilized) to show relationship within datasets. More visualization applications should support them.
This is one part of my Table2Chart project. The aim of it is to visualize html tables automatically. It decides which chart type is the best choice and for drawing I am using Chartjs and some additional pull requests. It’s open source => start to code :)
I have the feeling this is our generation’s answer to <blink>.
Irish Coffee wins.
We hope that by using some of the techniques we describe other news applications developers can build apps that use sophisticated (and free!) tools at record speeds and create engaging news products.
Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. Kids can make games, animations and programs in this colorful, interactive environment.
A non profit founded by Kate Arthur and Gersande La Fleche
Kids learning to code!
& 11 states where no African-American kids took the test.
When people talk about how to diversify the tech field, a common solution is, “Start earlier.” Rather than focus on getting women and minorities hired at tech startups or encouraging them to major in computer science in college, there should be a push to turn them on to the discipline when they’re still teenagers—or even younger.
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No, Comrade. Java is the opiate of the corporate bourgeoisie. In the glorious developer paradise, there will be no Java. Only efficient Ruby code.
Make your terminal colourful with lolcat.
Three data journalism links
Twitter list of 80+ people and organizations who’re working on the business of/present of/future of media.
Winny de Jong is a Dutch journalist who maintains this list of helpful tools for understanding the narrative in numbers.
Another blog by Winny de Jong, where she shares all the English data journalism-related articles she reads.