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Analytics Dispatch 12/20/2021

Why a bicycle takes 40 days to reach Singapore

LAYERS ON LAYERS
Connecting Your Data to Charts for More Expressive Insights
To help make information easier to understand, Mode’s Visual Explorer borrows the "Layers" concept from the Grammar of Graphics framework. This gives analysts more flexibility in how they visualize critical insights for decision makers. - Mode Blog

HURRY UP AND WAIT
Why a Bicycle Takes 40 Days to Reach Singapore
You’ve probably experienced slower delivery times than normal this year (especially as we head into the holidays). This piece offers an excellent illustration of the impact of the global supply chain breakdown. - The Straits Times

STORM’S A COMIN’
Cold, Heat, Fires, Hurricanes and Tornadoes: The Year in Weather Disasters
2021 was an extreme year for weather disasters in the U.S.: cold snaps in Texas, scorching heat in the northwest, massive fires, and a string of hurricanes and tornadoes. - The Washington Post

OPEN HOUSE
Estimating the Geographic Area of a Real Estate Agent
This in-depth post shows how Compass uses Kernal Density Estimation to calculate where real estate agents work, so that they can locate the right agent for their prospective home buyers. - AI@Compass

CREATING COMMUNITY
Delirium
We talk a lot about what data can borrow from software engineering. But on the biggest issue of all, the technology industry has a lot to learn from the analytics community. - benn.substack

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