Archive for October, 2014

Interactive plot of car crash stats

30 Oct 2014

I spent the afternoon making a D3-based interactive version of the graphs of car crash statistics by state that I’d discussed yesterday: my attempt to improve on the graphs in Mona Chalabi‘s post at 538.

Screen shot of interactive graph of car crash statistics

See it in action here.

Code on github.

Scholarly Publishing Symposium at UW-Madison

30 Oct 2014

At the Scholarly Publishing Symposium at UW-Madison today. Has interesting list of supplemental materials, but apparently only on paper:

Supplemental materials from UW-Madison Scholarly Publishing Symposium

So here they are electronically.

Improved graphs of car crash stats

29 Oct 2014

Last week, Mona Chalabi wrote an interesting post on car crash statistics by state, at

I didn’t like the figures so much, though. There were a number of them like this:


I’m giving a talk today about data visualization [slides | github], and I thought this would make a good example, so I spent some time creating versions that I like better.