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I really liked this chart from Visual Capitalist and thought I would share. It was created by Paul Schmelzing, visiting scholar at the Bank of England (BOE), and shows how global real interest rates have experienced an average annual decline of -0.0196% (-1.96 basis points) throughout the past eight centuries. Source: Dorothy Neufeld, Visualizing the 700-Year […]

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: Xan Gregg (photo below) posted all of the color scales used in the National Climate Assessment Volumes 1 & 2 on Twitter. I thought these were quite interested and wanted to share them with you. I encourage you to visit Xan on Twitter. Here is his link: https://twitter.com/xangregg I also encourage you to visit […]

In examing the turnover of the current presidential cabinet and cabinet-level positions to the two preceding administrations run by Presidents Obama and Bush, we have seen far more resignations and dismissals than the prior two administrations. The totals become magnified by President Trump’s tendency to fill new vacancies in his administration with an existing member […]

Readers: Some of you may be wondering why I am devoting my blog posts lately to the midterm election that just occurred. My reasoning for this is that I think some of the most creative data visualizations are created right before and after a major election cycle. Today, I am showcasing some charts that were […]

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 […]

Finding Oases In Food Deserts Corey Jones https://public.tableau.com/profile/corey.jones#!/vizhome/FindingOasesInFoodDeserts/Dashboard1 Gender & Ethnic Disparities in Tech Companies Ivett Alexa The American Political Universe Mike Cisneros https://public.tableau.com/profile/mikevizneros#!/vizhome/PoliticalDW/TheAmericanPoliticalUniverse State Medigap Costs – #ProjectHealthViz Lindsay Betzendahl https://public.tableau.com/profile/lindsay.betzendahl#!/vizhome/StateMedigapCosts-ProjectHealthViz/Medigap US Fruit Consumption Leigh Fonseca https://public.tableau.com/profile/missleigh#!/vizhome/USFruitConsumption/Fruit Explore Flight Delay & Tweet Data Sue Grist Total Annual Loss of Bee Colonies in the US […]

Source: Kuestenmacher, Simon, Types of Screw Drives, Twitter, 9/6/18, 10:35AM, https://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/1037756072168247296/photo/1.