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Old Testament/New Testament reference graphic

June 27th, 2011

Old Testament / New Testament Reference Map

I’ve struggled with a way to visually depict how often (and how) the New Testament writers used the Old Testament, whether explicitly (quotations) or implicitly (allusions). While trying to come up with something useful and visually appealing, I found two separate, yet very useful tools:

  • New Testament References to Old Testament Scriptures ( — a list of OT quotations. Thanks to Carl, at mb-soft, for permission to use their data in generating this graphic;
  • Circos ( — a collection of perl scripts to generate radial convergence diagrams; originally designed for visualizing genomic data.

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StatJump – Data Search Made Easy

July 11th, 2010

A few days ago, the great Revolutions blog posted (“Visualizing the census“) about a new utility called StatJump where you can visualize data from the 2010 US Census using, of course, R. Pretty impressive. The image here shows the percentage of students graduating High School, by county. There are tons of canned visualizations — just click one of the menu items (e.g. “Social Demographic Data”) on the home page. You can also run your own searches, though it only seems to return the data in a table — i.e. I haven’t figured out how to generate these maps from my own search. Very powerful tool, considering all those data being searched.

How to Make a Heatmap – a Quick and Easy Solution | FlowingData

February 23rd, 2010

How to Make a Heatmap – a Quick and Easy Solution | FlowingData.