Robert Allison

6月 032017
 

To stack the deck means to cheat or to fix something so a desired outcome is achieved. This term originated in card games, but can also be applied to other things. And here, I apply it (both metaphorically and literally) to creating a better graph! I recently saw the following [...]

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5月 272017
 

North Carolina is a very diverse state - especially when it comes to outdoor recreation opportunities. This weekend you could go hiking or kayaking in the mountains, watch a hot air balloon festival near Raleigh, and go wind surfing or fishing at the coast. And if you've got your SCUBA [...]

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5月 232017
 

These days, more and more people move to where the work is. And for many people in Europe, that 'where' is Germany. I recently saw an map of Germany, that showed which country had the most foreigners living in each area. It was an interesting map, but I thought I might [...]

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5月 232017
 

These days, more and more people move to where the work is. And for many people in Europe, that 'where' is Germany. I recently saw an map of Germany, that showed which country had the most foreigners living in each area. It was an interesting map, but I thought I might [...]

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5月 192017
 

In recent years, solar panels have become much more economical, and therefore more popular. But because of the curvature of the Earth, the angle at which you need to install the panels varies, depending on where you live. In this example, I demonstrate how to visualize this kind of data [...]

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5月 182017
 

The US unemployment rate was down to 4.4% in April, which is the lowest we've seen since before the big recession (about 10 years ago). But a single number seldom tells the whole story, so let's look at unemployment data in several different ways, to get a more complete picture... [...]

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5月 162017
 

I guess a coding dinosaur is someone who uses an old/legacy computer language, or at least a language that isn't en vogue these days. Coding dinosaurs are still around (and probably will be for a while), whereas the real dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago are extinct. What caused [...]

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5月 122017
 

An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. For example, "don't cry over spilled milk,"  or "the cat is out of the bag." Idioms are fun to use, and fun to hear - don't you agree? And [...]

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