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While @elpollouk has been in San Francisco for GDC, I’ve been having *issues* with our letting agents thinking they can have 24/7 access to the flat without letting me know in advance – not only is it against the law, it’s bloody freaky coming home to find things moved around when you’re on your own. So, […]

Map I wanted!

   I’ve been looking to do this sort of visualisation with map data for a while; to show links between countries and to have the chunkiness of the lines correspond to particular amounts. I am still very, very new to Tableau but thought their tutorials may be a great place to start. The Advanced Mapping Techniques tutorial had […]

I’ve had a bit of a rubbish start to the year – bad news and sad news abound and being incredibly busy at work has left me a little drained. But it’s times like this when the mind really helps you to focus on the important things in life and makes you realise that there’s […]

GCSETreemap

There has been much chatter this week about GCSE results, which not only serves as a means by which to make me feel old (16 years ago people, 16 YEARS!) but it has also been a fabulous opportunity to dive in to the data. News outlets predictably report on the performance gap between girls & […]

Daily Mail Pie Fail. 
Source: Daily Mail.

I have a love/hate relationship with pie charts – when they are used well, they are a brilliant way of showing proportions (x is bigger than y, which is bigger than z) and seeing where a particular slice fits in as part of the whole (mmm pie). I’m certainly not the first person to wax […]

So I have a list of UK postcodes and I want to find out the latitude and longitude of that postcode to plot it on to a map. There are numerous ways to do this, including: 1. Visiting Google Maps 2. Entering the postcode in to the search box 3. Right-clicking on the little point on […]

This weekend, I needed to set up Python on a Windows 7 virtual machine that I had set up on my Mac. I don’t know why, but I always seem to have a problem installing Python and setting up the environment and so I’m going to document the process here so that in X months […]

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