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Visualization of the Week: Jackie Robinson vs. Everyone

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In honor of “Jackie Robinson Day”, our friend Ryan Sleeper uses Tableau Public to compare Robinson’s stats with every other player that came before him.

Visualization of the Week: Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks

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With the public’s attention on the recent measles outbreak, here is a compelling visualization authored using Tableau by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — “Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks.” CFR maps vaccine preventable outbreaks since 2008.

Visualization of the Week: Gas Prices Across the U.S.

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With a subject that affects most Americans, this week’s visualization comes from our friends at Tableau Public. According to AAA, gas prices are at approaching their bottom limit. Mark Graves of The Oregonian looks at gas prices across the country and in Oregon towns.

Visualization of the Week: Patriots vs. Seahawks

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As a Superbowl treat, this week’s visualization is actually TWO cool interactive data viz apps about Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Visualization of the Week: 2014 Warmest Year on Record

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The visualization for the week comes from our friends at the Los Angeles Times, with their front-page, above-the-fold article in the Saturday, January 17,2015 edition – “Heat Hits New High: 2014 was the warmest years ever measured, confirming a trend.”

Visualization of the Week: #JeSuisCharlie

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Our visualization of the week comes from our friend, former Tableau Iron Viz contestant, Jonathan Trajkovic who reflects on the Twitter response to the recent tragedy in his home country of France.

Visualization of the Week: Turing Awards 1966-2013

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Alexander Mou of Vizible Difference provides the compelling visualization below showing the historical winners of the Turing Award – computer science’s most prestigious award.

Visualization of the Week: Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

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On the heels of the biggest online shopping day of the year for Americans, below is a big data visualization comparing Cyber Monday with its brick and mortar counterpart, Black Friday. The visualization, created by our friends at Datameer using its Hadoop-based analytics platform.

Visualization of the Week: Dueling Measures of Poverty

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This new interactive visualization tells a compelling economic story based on U.S. Census Bureau data measuring the reach of poverty in America.

Visualization of the Week: US Weather Trends

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This week’s visualization choice was selected because it really hit home for me living in Los Angeles. Just in case you’re not familiar with our plight here in Hollyweird, we have a case of perpetual summer and severe drought conditions which when coupled together have produced a rather harsh climate in which to live.