Category Archives: Visualization Experiment

Testing visualisation tools on the world’s most endangered species

In the Guardian Datastore, I found a spreadsheet outlining the number of endangered species in each country in 2008 and 2009. The document also subdivided the species into groups of mammals, reptiles, birds and so on. Usually, I start data … Continue reading

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How transparent is the data on OpenCharities?

OpenCharities gathers financial data from 319,851 non-profit organisations. However, it’s difficult to draw consistent observations from the data available. Some profiles are incomplete or out-of-date while others include a full financial breakdown. The only figures that are disclosed across the … Continue reading

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Europe’s arms exports to Libya: what’s the best visualisation to use?

The Guardian Datablog recently published data showing Europe’s arms sales to Libya, after the embargo was lifted, between 2005 and 2009. I’ve decided to put three visualisation websites and software to the test: which one will produce the most coherent … Continue reading

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Data Journalism in Sports

Throughout all the number crunching and analysis of facts and figures, the idea of data driven journalism to me was very off putting. I’m not a fan of figures and numbers; if I was, I would have done a Maths … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Tableau Public

Unlike Many Eyes or Wordle, you have to install Tableau Public on your computer. This put me off at first but in the end I dowloaded the software. I was immediately struck by how user-friendly it is – once I … Continue reading

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When data journalism gets it wrong…

It only recently occurred to me that data journalism isn’t as new as I’ve come to believe over the last few months. I was watching the news when suddenly it was like a cloud was lifted, and then it hit … Continue reading

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Data Journalism and Football Transfer Windows

January is one of the biggest months for the football world. Fans see it as a time to act as managers over endless discussions about who should be at their club i.e. who should come, and who should leave. There … Continue reading

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