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A selection of my favourite visualisations April 2016

Category : Data Visualisation

Another month – another great selection of visualisations from the world wide web!

This month we will start off with the biggest reveal so far this year, the Panama Papers, before looking at the (surprise) box-office hit of Batman v Superman and thereafter some more trivial but equally outstanding visualisations.

The Panama Papers

We all know that the Panama Papers leak is significant and provide us insight into something we probably we all knew was happening, although possibly not to such an extent. So just how big is this leak? BBC provided a perspective that you just might find rather interesting:

So as you can imagine, that is a lot of data to sift through! My good friends (although I have never actually met them) at International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, who shared the release, created an extensive visualisation where you can deep dive into the power players involved. It provides a network diagram and background context so that you can easier understand how each individual has conducted their business with the Mossack Fonseca company.

Batman v Superman

The big box office hit this month was Batman v Superman, but, as you probably know, the Batman franchise has a long history with a wide variety of actors having played the part. And have you ever wondered just how different these actors are? Well, the Economist did and provided us with this neat comparison and I can’t help but wonder if they correlate with the overall box office earnings. Can someone spot the outlier likely to distort the statistical result?

NBA shot chart

I recently went on a holiday to Miami and the first thing I did was go to a Heat game – basketball. The game was much more interesting than I anticipated and not at all to be confused with baseball! Therefore I had a look around online this month to find some data around it and came across this visualisation by Todd W. Schneider which looks at single shots by each player on the different NBA teams. You can even look at it from a heat map perspective, but best of all is that it is made using the R Shiny package and his code is readily available on Github for anyone who wants to give it a go themselves (highly recommended by yours truly).

And relax

And lastly this month, I leave you with this soothing visualisation from YouTube user “smalin” who posted a video taking Pachelbel’s classic Canon in D (I had never actually heard of it until now either) to calm your mind after all that beautifully presented information:

About the author

Mina Midtgarden
Mina Midtgarden
My aim as an Analytics Consultant is to help clients drive insight from data in order to improve decision making, looking at both unstructured and structured sources. I have experience in business modelling, predictive analytics, text and sentiment analysis and an appetite for outstanding data visualisation.

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