9
Jan

Price of marijuana, across the US

As marijuana has become legal in several states, it's been a frequent topic of interest in the news. And as with any interesting topic, I like to find useful ways to visually analyze the data. In this case, let's have a look at the price of marijuana, and how it [...]

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8
Jan

Which US states require an ID to vote?

The first time I voted (back in the 1980s), I was very surprised that I didn't have to show any kind of identification. I assumed it was because I lived in a small North Carolina town of 300 people where "everybody knew everybody" ... but they told me that nobody [...]

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22
Dec

What Wikipedia pages are the most popular?

When I was growing up, our family had a bookcase containing a set of encyclopedias - it was where I went to obtain information and facts about various things, to impress my friends. Now that we have the Internet, Wikipedia has taken the place of encyclopedias for me - and [...]

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13
Dec

Timeline of all the U.S. presidents

I was recently reading the Wikipedia page about the U.S. presidents. There was a table with a lot of interesting data, but I thought it would be much easier to get a handle on the information if there was also a timeline graph. So, of course, I set out to [...]

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12
Dec

Who was the oldest US president?

Donald Trump is pretty spry and energetic for an old guy - he's currently 71 years old, and seems to have more energy than I do (and I'm about 20 years his junior). But is he the oldest US president? Well, as with many questions ... it depends. Follow along [...]

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5
Dec

What fuel is 1000 times dirtier than diesel?

I recently read an interesting article about petroleum coke (petcoke). A lot of it is produced in the US, and lately a lot of it is consumed (burned) in India ... contributing to air pollution there. The article mentioned some numbers in the text, but the data was really begging to [...]

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30
Nov

Let's analyze Trump's tweets

Since Trump because the US president, many people have noticed that he posts a lot of tweets. While some people choose to analyze and critique the content of those tweets, I was more curious about something a little less controversial - the timing and quantity. Follow along as I dig into [...]

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29
Nov

When and where have they legalized 'it'?

Whether or not to legalize marijuana is a hotly debated topic these days. And no matter which side of the debate you're on, I think you will be interested in seeing several ways to visualize which states have legalized marijuana, and when ... Their Version Here's the original graph that [...]

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22
Nov

What's the must-have Thanksgiving side dish?

If you're preparing a big Thanksgiving dinner, then you don't want to leave out the most popular side dish, do you?!? But what is the most popular side dish? ... If you don't already know, then perhaps some data & analytics can help! But before we get started, here's a [...]

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21
Nov

How a data guy cooks a Thanksgiving dinner!

Here in the US, we're preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore  this Thursday most families in the US will be having a big turkey dinner. Although I'm a bachelor guy and eat out all the time, I'm actually a pretty good cook - and I'd like to share with [...]

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