Source: O’Grady, Stephen, The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2019, redmonk.com, March 20, 2019, https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2019/03/20/language-rankings-1-19/ Back in December, I posted a couple of blogs about Data Scientists (the links are here and here). The first post discussed what a Data Scientist was, and the second post discussed the skills a Data Scientist needs to have. […]

Today is National Toast Day. How Is The Date For Toast Day Calculated? Per whatnationaldayisit.com, the day shown for ‘National Toast Day’ is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Feb. 23, 2016, across social media making references to ‘Toast Day’. Their algorithms examined all of the references to National Days across social […]

Readers: I wanted to share these DataViz cookies from Dr. Sarah Supp (@srsupp) that were the inspiration for Kelly Gilbert (@kelly_gilbert) to create her version of DataViz cookies. We need to have a DataViz cookie contest at TC19, I think! Best regards, Michael

Readers: I saw this tweet on Twitter from Kelly Gilbert (@kelly_gilbert) and had to share. Very creative! Best regards, Michael

RJ Andrews is a data storyteller. He is the author of Info We Trust: How to inspire the world with data https://amzn.to/2ryc4gf , a lavish adventure exploring how to inspire the world with data. RJ is the creator of https://infowetrust.com  where you can enjoy many of his award-winning data stories. When not working on his […]

Source: Rachael Dottle, Ella Koeze, and Julia Wolfe, The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts, November 13, 2018, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.   Readers: Some interested 2018 Midterm Elections charts from FiveThirtyEight. Enjoy! Michael        

Religion, not race, is the best single predictor of voting preferences America’s founding fathers envisioned a republic in which free-thinking voters would carefully consider the proposals of office-seekers. Today, however, demography seems to govern voters’ choices. Since April 2017 The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, have surveyed 1,500 Americans each week. They have built a statistical model […]