Following the hubbub of Bitcoin reaching $10,000 (and shortly thereafter $11,000) per coin, the cryptocurrency world piqued my interest. After following a variety of subreddits regarding cryptocurrency, and doing a lot of reading around the subject I came across a really interesting new development – IOTA, the non-blockchain based cryptocurrency. What particularly interested me with … Continue reading How Cryptocurrencies are Shaking Up the World of Big Data
The third and final part of my three part blog series on statistically analysing my performance in the Ketchup vs. Mayo splatfest. Here we use box and whisker plots to look at my performance with the Splattershot.
After watching a long session of ‘VSauce’ videos (great brain food videos, albeit very addictive!), I came across this video discussing ‘Zipf’s Law’. Zipf’s law states that in any corpus of natural language, the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. This Zipfian distribution applies to many different … Continue reading Zipf’s Law
The second part of my three part blog series on statistically analysing my performance in the Ketchup vs. Mayo splatfest. In this part we look at win/loss ratios on the different weapons used.
The first part of my three part blog series on statistically analysing my performance in the Ketchup vs. Mayo splatfest.
After reading some of my other favourite data visualisation blogs (Storytelling with Data to be precise) I came across a new type of visualisation I'd not seen before - the Bullet Chart. Once I saw Bill Dean combine the two-series bar chart into a bullet chart, I couldn't help but think of my last blog … Continue reading Tinkering with Bullet Charts
Spurred on by conversations with my brother and various Reddit posts making claims about immigrant populations in the UK, I decided to check the ONS website to find some of their recent analyses on the UK population (which are fantastic, by the way)1. One claim I remember specifically wanting to check out from a Reddit … Continue reading London Population Analysis