Thursday, November 5, 2009
Here is a novel data representation, high and low temperatures over the course of a year are laser-cut into small house-shaped slices that encircle the bracelet. Also shown are small circular holes with area proportional to the monthly rainfall. A flattering year's worth of weather data to wear on your wrist. See details here.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The Revolutions blog gives information on the statistical programming language R. Heat maps are shown in a recent post. A calendar is displayed horizontally with days of the week in rows and months arranged in jagged columns (since not all months have the same number of days). A color is plotted on each month's day for the magnitude of a time series variable (in this case the stock price for Microsoft) over several years of calendars. The site gives R code developed by Paul Bleicher, MD PhD, Chief Medical Officer at Humedica for producing these plots.