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 interesting article on how map projections distort our perception of the world. I knew you were a bunch of map geeks.
'till next week,
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"The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2023 presents interactive storytelling and data visualizations about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals."
By the World Bank.
Article by Reuters, which includes the brilliant map below.
Sequoia Capital has released this interactive take on the state of tech workers in Europe.
"In 2021, 81% of all homicides in the US were due to firearm-related injuries."
Some good dataviz in this article. Btw, he's got a slightly enormous carbon footprint...
A lot of slides, tipsheets, and code from IRE23, the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference.
"Mycelite is a SQLite extension that allows you to synchronize changes from one instance of SQLite to another."
Local-first is the idea that you can take the best from local applications and client-server ones.
A collection of "437 free and open-source SVG icons."
A simple jQuery plugin to create word clouds: "jQCloud is a jQuery plugin that builds neat and pure HTML + CSS word clouds and tag clouds that are actually shaped like a cloud (otherwise, why would we call them 'word clouds'?)."
Alessandro, who sent it to me, used in this looks analysis of the episodes of a popular podcast (automatic English translation available here).
"Learn how to adjust regression algorithms to predict any quantile of data".
"How do companies like Netflix, Airbnb, and Doordash apply machine learning to improve their products and processes? We put together a database of 200 case studies from 64 companies that share practical ML use cases and learnings from designing ML systems."
A gallery with code in Python.
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Sankey diagrams are definitely one of my favourite types of chart. The Energy Institute makes some good use of them in their annual statistical review of energy, which has some other interesting stuff.
(via Peter Wood)
Including cross-faculty collaborations.
The CNN looks at gender-affirming healthcare legislation, with a really good chart that highlights the several dimensions of this issue.
Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight reports that support for abortion is growing among several groups of Americans.
Perfect chart choice by Datawrapper's Lisa Charlotte Muth.
A guide released by UNESCO.
"The handbook covers: * Understanding machine intelligence and identifying different types of AI - Exploring AI’s potential, as well as its strengths and weaknesses - Imagining diverse futures with AI by recognising pervasive popular narratives that inform public consciousness * Understanding journalism’s role in mediating and shaping AI discourse - Finding ways of reporting about AI in a nuanced, realistic and accountable manner - Making connections to existing genres of journalism, ranging from general news reporting to data journalism*"
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