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Book Reviews

Cookbooks The Food Lab — Winner of the 2016 James Beard Award. An absolute must have for home cooks I’ll say this again and again, The Food Lab is by far the greatest cookbook, and book, that I have ever purchased. 800+ pages of teaching that goes beyond your typical cookbook’s basic list of hit-or-miss… Read More Book Reviews

Design, Recipes, Visualization Vednesday

Improve Your Cooking Know How with Better Ways to Show Recipes

It’s so odd how basic most recipes are. I’m not talking about the quality of the food but how hard they are to follow for home cooks. How Most Recipes Look Most recipes show ingredients in a haphazard list and list essential tools in the middle of a paragraph. When this happens you absolutely have… Read More Improve Your Cooking Know How with Better Ways to Show Recipes

code, data, Home Page, MLB, Parallel Coordinates, sports, Time Series, Visualization, Visualization Vednesday

Are the Cubs Bad Again? Visualizing MLB Team Records at the All Star Break

With the all star break upon us, I wanted to see how team records at the all star break compare to full season performance. The Chicago Cubs sit below .500 with a 43-45 record (.489) and as a White Sox Fan I get giddy at the prospect of them not doing well again. Last season… Read More Are the Cubs Bad Again? Visualizing MLB Team Records at the All Star Break

Graphs, Visualization, Visualization Vednesday

Graph Visualizations: Why and When are they Useful

Graph visualizations don’t receive serious treatment as compared to other graphical representations of data like line charts, bar charts, and box plots. Edward Tufte’s classic book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information contains 0, yes 0, graph visualizations. That is a shame because graphs can be just as useful when applied correctly. What is a… Read More Graph Visualizations: Why and When are they Useful

code, data, Home Page, python, Time Series, Time Series, Visualization, Visualization Vednesday

Visualization Vednesday: Travel Times Interactive Version

Last week, I wrote about using the Google Maps API to visualize travel times according to when you want to leave by using their “Depart at” feature to simulate traffic. This week I took it a step further and made an interactive version. Go give it a try next time you have to drive somewhere, especially… Read More Visualization Vednesday: Travel Times Interactive Version