Archive for June, 2009

Jackson’s Billboard Rankings Over Time – Interactive Graphic –

June 30th, 2009

The team (including Amanda Cox) at has done it again: a clear and engaging info graphic showing [Michael] Jackson’s Billboard Rankings Over Time. Whatever you think of his music, the data are pretty engaging.

Glastonbury 2009 – The Big Picture –

June 30th, 2009

Glastonbury 2009 - The Big Picture -

Glastonbury 2009 – The Big Picture – — Stunning images from Glastonbury this year. My favorite has to be the second (above) — almost magical in its appearance.

LOESS in Excel: Big deal?

June 30th, 2009

While I’m no statistician, I’ve enjoyed dabbling in R and appreciate its simplicity and power. Take the LOESS function, for example. It’s built in to R. Excel needs a plug-in. Wow. Gotta love R. Used to love Excel, then I grew up (just a little 🙂