To be a professor is to belong to a select few—an insider’s club of vanishing tenured faculty positions. It’s no secret that a fancy diploma can help grads vying for those coveted spots. But while working on his PhD and contemplating his career prospects, computer scientist Aaron Clauset wanted to know just how much weight a […]

Deciding where in California to hang your hoody used to be quite simple: if your career goals even remotely touched on the entertainment industry, you went to Los Angeles. If tech was your thing, San Francisco had your name written all over it. So entrepreneurs, developers, and leagues of other tech workers knew exactly where […]

Two compelling infographics from Bloomberg Visual Data. Author(s) of each infographic are noted at the bottom of each infographic.

Readers: Too often I don’t provide commentary or my opinion to the infographics I blog about. I think this is in part my own insecurities about what I have to say and also that there are many experts out there who do it so much better like Alberto Cairo and Robert Kosara. However, I want […]

Readers: This is something I find to be very worthwhile and a great tool to have available when you have data, but can’t decide on which visualization is best to use. The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an ongoing project developed by Severino Ribecca. Originally, Severino started this project as a way to develop his […]

Readers: This is something I find to be very worthwhile and a great tool to have available when you have data, but can’t decide on which visualization is best to use. The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an ongoing project developed by Severino Ribecca. Originally, Severino started this project as a way to develop his own […]