“I’d give two of my left fingers for this data” – Amanda Cox on the show 🙂
We have the great Amanda Cox from the New York Times on the show this time!
Amanda is a graphic editor at NYT and she is behind many of the amazing data graphics that the New York Times has produced in recent years.
In the show we talk about her background in statistics and how she ended up at the Times. We discuss how she uses R software to collect, analyze, and visualize data, and her thoughts on other tools. We also talk about how data graphics are produced at NYT, with lots of funny stories.
Don’t miss the parts about the “what, where, when” of data and the “net joy” concept.
Lots a data wisdom in this show!
This episode is sponsored by Tableau Software, helping people connect to any kind of data, and visualize it on the fly – You can download a free trial at http://tableau.com/datastories – check the new Tableau 9!
- Hadley Wickham – http://had.co.nz/
- R Studio – http://shiny.rstudio.com/
- Jake Barton: Local Projects – http://localprojects.net/about/
- NYT Project: The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares
- NYT Project: You Draw It: How Family Income Predicts Children’s College Chances
- Amanda and Kevin’s NYU Data Journalism Course
- Quadrigram – http://www.quadrigram.com/ (tool for data-driven web sites)
- Jeff Heer and his IDL Lab at UW – http://idl.cs.washington.edu/
- FiveThirtyEight – http://fivethirtyeight.com/
- The Upshot – http://www.nytimes.com/upshot/?_r=0