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Analytics Dispatch 10/10/2016
Studying The Simpsons
The Simpsons by the Data
America's favorite family has been around for 27 years, providing plenty of data to analyze. Find out who's the most talkative side character in Springfield, if Homer was always the star, and how much longer the show's ratings can last. - Todd Schneider
OUTSIDE THE NORM
Does the average person actually exist? Probably not, as it turns out. Learn how the concept of “average” influences product design, and why that's not always a good thing. - 99% Invisible
THAT'S MY JAM
Can you find real maple syrup outside of Vermont? Or seafood in the midwest? Or pet food anywhere? Check out these interactive visualizations to see what you're most likely to find at a farmers market near you. - Susie Lu
What Would It Take To Turn Blue States Red?
Explore this interactive data visualization to see how small voting shifts among different demographics can impact the Presidential election. - Five Thirty Eight
The 2016 Nobel Prizes were awarded last week. The prize-winning work might change how we visualize basic objects, but many folks noticed that the laureates themselves look increasingly similar.
- The Nobel Prize in physics explains why a toilet paper roll and a donut are the same (Business Insider)
- It's been 53 years since a woman won the Nobel Prize in physics. What's the holdup? (The Washington Post)
- Greying of the Nobel laureates (The Economist)
Stumped on how to use SQL to find values in one table that are NOT present in another? Check out this anti join tutorial to explore business situations where something hasn't happened.
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