Dive Into Data.

Ever had a theory or hunch about something but didn’t have the data analysis to back it up? We’ve got your back. Every week, we’re going to be answering one of society’s greatest burning questions by wrangling the data for you. Sit back, read and enjoy the pretty visualizations!

Want to answer your own questions and create your own beautiful data visualizations? Don’t fret, we’ll have a step-by-step guide to go along with everything we do.

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How to Plot Data on an Interactive Globe in Displayr
11 October 2018 | by Jake Hoare
If you have geographic data, you can use a bit of R code to plot it on an interactive globe. This visualization is completely customizable...

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Dungeons and Data Science: What Can Data Tell Us About D&D?
04 October 2018 | by Jacob Soderlund
Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is going through a pretty cool revival thanks to Stranger Things, and at the heart of D&D are the characters people...

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What Are Your Chances of Being Hit by a Meteorite?
20 September 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
Have you ever wondered how likely it is that you'll be hit by a meteorite? Never fear, we've analyzed the data and are ready to...

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Visualized: Can we Quantify the Most Popular Music?
13 September 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
Music is an integral part of our pop culture. But can data science reveal the most popular music? Join us as we find out!

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Who is the Greatest Supervillain in Cinema History According to Data?
31 August 2018 | by Lucy Li
The chilly menace of Darth Vader as he threatens the entire universe. The creepy, psychotic smile of the Joker. The soulless evil of Lord Voldemort....

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Can Data Science Craft the Perfect Tinder Bio?
31 August 2018 | by Jeff Shen
Let's be honest. You're on Tinder. So is practically everyone else, from the barista who made your morning coffee to that cutie at the gym....

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How to Guarantee* Your Kickstarter Will Succeed!
15 August 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
*We can't actually guarantee the success of your Kickstarter. Sorry! But we can show you what the data says about past Kickstarters, and the factors...

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How Many Rats Does it Take to Power a Lightbulb?
07 August 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
Have you ever wondered how many rats it would take to power a light bulb? No, we hadn't either. But now we can't stop thinking...

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Tutorial: Smartphone Marketing – What’s in a Name?
27 July 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
Want to run your own text analysis in Displayr? This is how we analyzed the web pages of different smartphone models to find out what...

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What’s in a Name? A Data Science Analysis of Smartphone Marketing
26 July 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
Are you the kind of person who would queue outside an Apple store overnight to be the first to score the latest iPhone? Or maybe...

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Tutorial: Will Banning Plastic Bags Save the Planet?
23 July 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
Want to create pictographs with your own custom icons like the one in our article on plastic bags? Read on to find out how!

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Will Banning Plastic Bags Actually Save the Planet?
23 July 2018 | by Madeleine Picard
In recent years, plastic bags have been the target of a global crackdown. Single use plastic bags have been banned by many countries, states and...

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Who is the Booziest Wine Drinking Country in the World?
19 July 2018 | by Lucy Li
Wine drinkers of the world unite. Whether you're a super sommelier or find it hard to tell the difference between Cristal and the six dollar...

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Tutorial: Who is the Booziest Country in the World?
19 July 2018 | by Lucy Li
Already read our article on "Who is the Booziest Country in the World?" and are ready to create your own pictographs and interactive geographical map?...

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