Last night, I filled in my brackets for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. I spent more time trying to decide whether VCU would beat Wichita State in the first round than I did actually watching college basketball this year. But I'm not going to let my ignorance stop me from having a good time. To aide in my research, I did what any narcissistic blogger does: consulted the blog post I wrote last year on this subject.
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday
I thought I’d honor him in a special way.
For Hop on Pop was a first book I read.
And now I read it with my daughter as I put her to bed.
Here is something to make you laugh.
I put his book sales in a GRAPH.
I love my friends. When they see a nerdy graph or a fun data set, sometimes they’ll share it with me as blog-spiration.
This is how I became the proud owner of some real-life blood pressure data, as my friend has been requested by their doctor to record this information several times a day. As with any new dataset, I tried out several types of graphs to see which type provided the most useful information. I looked for outliers in the data so that we could investigate and explain them. I also looked for ways to categorize the information in the data set that might help me tease out patterns that are hidden within overall trends.
Next Sunday, February 5, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots will play in Super Bowl XLVI. I’m not a huge American football fan, but I do typically watch the Super Bowl, just so I can keep up with pop culture and to hear what kind of music the kids are listening to these days.
I took a trip through Super Bowls past on Wikipedia. I played with the data in several ways, but these Categorized Pie Charts were my favorite. I had hoped to make a prediction of who would win the game based on the location of the game, but unfortunately the Super Bowl has never been played in Indiana before.