U.S. Doctors and Politics

On average, the specialties with the highest salaries tend to have the most Republicans. Salary  $200k-$450k The New York Times: In surgery, anesthesiology and urology, for example, around two-thirds of doctors who have registered a political affiliation are Republicans. In infectious disease medicine, psychiatry and pediatrics, more than two-thirds are Democrats. The conclusions are drawn […]

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Data visualization: Plotting life expectancy against income for 200 countries over 200 years

    Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ […]

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Jeffrey Heer on the Future of Data Visualization (Video)

Baking more “design smarts” into analysis and decision-making tools Re-think basic user interfaces (tool automatically recommends interesting views) Show data variation, not design variation (Edward Tufte) How might our tools spur us to exercise skepticism and consider new questions? Charting a path forward: From designers to decison makers, from specification to exploration, from design variation […]

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Data & The New Era of Interactive Storytelling–Strata+Hadoop 2014 (Video)

  Data is an evolving story. It’s not a static snapshot of a point in time insight. With data from internal and external sources constantly updating, we are evolving from rear-view mirror dashboard views into an era of interactive Storytelling. Data Storytelling is both a visual art and a method of interpreting analytic results. Data […]

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Competitive Data Science with R and Python (Video)

Corey Chivers presents “From Dark Matter to Whale Calls: Competitive data-mining with R and Python” at Montreal Python; quotes John Tukey “The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard” and updates it by saying “of course, no one is a statistician anymore–we are all data scientists now.” […]

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