Breaking data viz rules
Behind the “Heat Index”
Measuring the impact of data education
The case against SQL formatting
What the heck is a data mesh?
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Analytics Dispatch 6/6/2016
The influence of 'In da Club'
FULL OF HOLES
How to Treat Missing Values in Your Data
There's nothing worse than opening up a new dataset only to discover it's missing a ton of values. This two-part post evaluates techniques for handling missing data.
SOURCE OF TRUTH
Scaling Knowledge at Airbnb
Airbnb's data team shares their solution to ensuring insights don't get lost in Google docs or email threads: a centralized knowledge repository. - Airbnb Engineering
DATA VIZ ADVICE
Ask Me Anything with Scott Berinato, HBR senior editor
Scott Berinato, senior editor at Harvard Business Review and author of Good Charts, recently did an AMA on the Data is Beautiful subreddit about data visualizations in business. Here are a few highlights:
- How to make your boss fall out of love with suboptimal data viz (e.g. 3D pie charts)
- Advice for constructively critiquing data viz
- This incredibly visceral visualization of the WWII death toll
NOT SO OBSOLETE
Hybrid Intelligence: How Artificial Assistants Work
When humans and machines work together, they accomplish a lot more than either could on their own. This is known as hybrid intelligence—a pretty intimidating term for those unfamiliar with machine learning. Here's a breakdown. - Clare Corthell
FACE THE MUSIC
Text Mining 50 Years of Popular Music
What percentage of the Billboard Hot 100 were one-hit wonders? What were the most characteristic lyrics each decade? Take a deep dive into a half-century of pop music data to find out. - Kaylin Walker
Data journalism can serve as a great source of inspiration for sharing analyses effectively within an organization. Dig into the history of U.S. presidential election maps to see what you can learn about making impactful data presentations.