I started hanging out with the Data Viz Society. They seem pretty cool.
I already have two and don't tweet, but RJ Andrews is giving away copies of Info We Trust on Twitter. I'm a little more than halfway through and I've found it inspiring: https://twitter.com/infowetrust/status/1093551078698713088
new on my #rstats blog: "How to Give an OK Presentation" https://tailrecursion.com/wondr/posts/how-to-give-an-ok-presentation.html inspired by #rstudioconf prep
Julie Moronuki on "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Metaphor" (she's also a functional programmer) was great too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMl3Y9r3HFA
Really enjoyed this intro talk on Category Theory for Programmers by Bartosz Milewski. I'm on lecture 2.2 now.
Making a little progress with my spotify data today. Here are my most listened to artists since April when I started logging:
1 Mitski 394
2 Tove Styrke 289
3 Robyn 261
4 Bee Gees 255
5 Lucy Dacus 235
6 Ariana Grande 232
7 Lykke Li 228
8 Junglepussy 216
9 King Princess 209
10 Empress Of 203
So I cast off my 2018 temperature blanket on Jan 1st and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I knit one garter stitch row every day for 365 days based on the daily high temp for my city. It was a very rewarding project. #knitting
playing around with gganimate, maybe making a talking pie chart.
related to my last post, I suspect these beeswarm timeline thingos are gonna be big in 2019.
I keep coming close to tweeting (and even dropped a take on vis.social that I deleted shortly after)...so I bought a Susie Cagle print: https://stayandfight.bigcartel.com/product/don-t-tweet-print
I propose to use the golden ratio when deciding where the scale of a line chart should start (when not zero).
I think the talk from TapestryConf that has stayed with me the most is Carni Klirs's project on the DC punk band Fugazi. If I end up quitting my job, it'll be Carni's fault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYxIrhA7XCk
My #tapestryconf talk slides are now free to download! I put them on my patreon, as a convenience.
This slide shows how @RandyRainbow's video style and color stories have evolved over his career. It's still a work-in-progress, so this is a sneak peek.
I had such a wonderful time at Tapestry. Really appreciate all the work that everyone at Tableau and the University of Miami did to make the conference. A link to the slides for my talk and most of the code for the fake charts is available on my github https://github.com/a-lexwein/tapestry-utterances
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