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Giraffe plot - I'll reapply for sure!
You wrote: ...the set of maps provides almost all information ... I think you meant almost NO information...
Thinking about the blocks of age distribution I really question the bins chosen, especially that under 15 bin. The study was actually a demographic survey of global census data, so I wonder, for each individual census, was the under 15 actually actively involved or was it just the parent, stating the under 15's religious affiliation? Anywho, I would want to really penetrate the methodology before making any broad conclusions if this is an example of the analytical rigour.
I think we might disagree on what is being optimized for. My assumption as I was reading was that the algorithm would be optimized for cost/energy expenditures, therefore the fewest trips with no regard for passenger waiting times.
Hi qning; Beautiful interactive chart. I had to slide down to about 380,000 population to find the first blue point, Atlanta Georgia (I assume that this is Metro Atlanta). At this population level there are more than 40 orange points. Said differently, there are NO cities above 385,000 where the police are less white than the population. Pretty powerful conclusion. Michael
Hi Kaiser; The chart buries the lede. I think the untold story in this data is that the majority of the US population falls in the dark blue section - people of colour under-represented on their local police forces. The "cities" in the light blue zone mostly consist of small towns and cities that one has never heard of. Maybe a scaled bubble chart with some arbitrary (higher) absolute population cut-off, or if we want to know we could compare three charts, Small, Medium and Large populations. Thoughts? Michael
Brooks, David - agreement: see clock, stopped, correct twice/day
I like the version with lines because it makes explicit that the USPS prices are more driven by distance (within a weight segment) than UPS and Fedex. The slope of the USPS segment lines varies directly with weight category and with distance within each weight category. The relationship between categories for UPS and Fedex doesn't seem as linear and within categories there doesn't seem to be much of a trend.
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Nov 26, 2013