Lots of new features: http://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/ Very smooth UX. Do old links still work?
Category Archives: dataviz
If you don’t ask, how would somebody know that you want it:
We got a nice pull request for
mpld3 recently, interactive legends. Another chance for me to use my new GIF animation recorder: https://github.com/jakevdp/mpld3/pull/299#issuecomment-110434953
Did you ever want to know how to unhide the toolbar in MPLD3? Here is how: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29976625/unhide-toolbar-in-mpld3
Simple, I wanted to make violin plots for efficiency scores, and they shouldn’t have any density below zero. Here is a sneaky way to sneak such a figure out of Python/Seaborn: https://github.com/mwaskom/seaborn/issues/525#issuecomment-97651992
The truncation makes them look more like gyro meat than violins.
Here is a little feature in Matplotlib that I never saw before: stacked bar plots with tables attached. Perhaps too ugly for my Iraq Mortality stacked bar charts, but definitely handy for exploratory work.
I learned about it because it doesn’t work in `mpld3`… just one more benefit of being part of an open-source project. It would be so cool to have a `mpld3` version with some interactivity included, since interactivity can address one pitfalls of the stacked bar chart, the challenge of comparing lengths with different baselines.
It’s not quite d3-broke-and-made-art quality, but I like the plot in this bug report: https://github.com/jakevdp/mpld3/issues/274#issuecomment-68576519
Some notes on them here: http://nbviewer.ipython.org/gist/aflaxman/c93489dd19cee2eabf00
I had an inspiration to make something a couple weeks ago for #MakeSomethingDay (the productive alternative to #BuyNothingDay). It is a finger-painting app that neighborhood kids have been enjoying. http://bl.ocks.org/aflaxman/a31763011f9da46fc6d2
A new issue of Stephen Few’s Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter is out. I love categorizing things like this. I have been thinking of interaction very differently than he has, but everything else seems sensible to me.