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What type of crime gets reported in Seattle?

Have you wondered where the bad areas of town are? Do you think that the neighborhood that you live or work  in is safe? If you live in the Seattle area, now you can check and see. The data is interesting enough, but not easy to work with. I’ll tell you the story of how […]

I Love Charts

Here is one for the kids!

From Sid The Science Kid on PBS (PBS by the way has a great iOS app as well)

The Joy of Stats

I have recently enjoyed a video on "The Joy of Stats" I thought I would share it with you.

It is about an hour long, but is entertaining as well as informative. Hans Rosling the narrator is king of a Statistical hero of mine.

It is also produced by BBC so it may be […]


Another pretty decent web-comic I follow: PhD also occasionally has graphs that I certainly appreciate. This one relates well one of my recent posts.

Click on picture to go to original blog post and full size picture. What another post vaguely related to productivity?!? Don’t worry I don’t think we have to worry […]

XKCD Graphs

In case you have not already noticed, I am a fan of XKCD. There are many reasons why, but one is the occasional graph. The one I am posting about today is a few days old, but I did not want you all to think I have forgotten about it. 🙂

This one is on […]

Diabetes, Obesity, Poverty, and Tornados

What is the healthiest state in the continental United States? Take a guess? Have something in mind? Great! What is it?

When looking at some data obtained from The ReadWriteWeb and Tableau Public Challenge website on “Activity Rates and Healthy Living” it had some eye openers. When taking account […]

Venture Capital Transactions 2009

I have been playing with Tableau Public lately. Certainly a worthy addition to the Datageek arsenal. They were so kind as to supply some data to play with. This post concerns the Venture Capital Investments made in 2009.

There are many ways to look at this information. As I was looking for trends and patterns […]

Personal information tracking websites

Over the last couple of days I came across several websites that will track personal information and visualize it for you. I have not had the chance to check them all out for a proper review, but I wanted to get them out there if you have an interest. When I come up with a […]

Meta graph

Is this a Meta-graph or just self-referential?

This comes from the web comic xkcd which often has comics worthy of sharing!

I wonder what Edward Tufte would think of this, I have read a few of his books, and I am not really sure? Thoughts?


Global Warming is real…no it is not… yes it is…no it’s not…

I came across this wonderful infographic today that outlines some of the arguments for and against Global warming. (click on it to see the whole thing.)

I do not pick a side, but I can’t help thinking that even if humans are having little or no effect on global warming, the steps we […]