The data newsletter by @puntofisso.
Hello, regular readers and welcome new ones :) This is Quantum of Sollazzo, the newsletter about all things data. I am Giuseppe Sollazzo, or @puntofisso. I've been sending this newsletter since 2012 to be a summary of all the articles with or about data that captured my attention over the previous week. The newsletter is and will always (well, for as long as I can keep going!) be free, but you're welcome to become a friend via the links below.
The most clicked link last week was the intriguing, animated data visualization that showed house prices in the UK in relation to real wages, from reddit.
'till next week,
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"Research shows the neighborhood you grow up in has profound impact on your future economic success."
Maps, scrollytelling, spikes chart, and more, in this article by The Pudding.
Are bold claims about corporate climate offsets justified? Bloomberg takes a look.
From the US, where the disparity between states is massive, going from an average of $54.7k in Arizona to $78.5k in Massachusetts (adjusted for cost of living).
"Shift in follower counts for Elizabeth Warren, Ted Cruz show how the platform is beginning to change under Musk."
What a brilliant chart!
A look at "violence against women and the things we (don’t) know about it".
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If you haven't seen these before, they are basically challenges that release an exercise a day, in connection with the festive season. There's a couple this year: - Advent of Code - Hanukkah of Data. Also, don't miss this AI-generated Advent Calendar.
"This guide covers the ins and outs of FFmpeg starting with fundamental concepts and moving to media transcoding and video and audio processing providing practical examples along the way."
(Just in case it's useful: while I was reading this tutorial, I found the version of the ffmpeg command that records your camera video on a Mac OS computer:
ffmpeg -f avfoundation -framerate 30 -i "0" -target pal-vcd ./test.mpg).
A commented excerpt from the book/website The Ten Equations covers "how to load bookmakers odds in to Python and use the equation above to find a bias in the odds."
The Turing Way is a "handbook to reproducible, ethical and collaborative data science. The Turing Way project is open source, open collaboration, and community-driven."
"Compress, convert, edit and resize your images. No uploading. Files never leave your machine."
Basically, a privacy-conscious image manipulator.
Datawrapper has added this useful feature.
A soothing Tableau dashboard about the different species and where they spread in the New York neighbourhoods.
An interesting approach to visualizing bus congestion in real-time: using Marey charts, on which each line represents a bus travelling along its route. This is the blog introducing the service, which can be used live here. All the code is on GitHub.
This look at the distance between Stadiums in host countries, by Axios, is pretty good.
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