What a great story! "What kind of idiot banks on winning the lottery?" A mathematician who won the jackpot of $27M, 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes collectively worth another $900k.
This is a great read about the history of data visualisations from the perspective of an Economist cartographer.
Years ago, I used to take clippings of newspaper visualisations for inspiration and replicate manually in Excel.
We're very lucky to have today's drop and drag software solutions at our fingertips!
A study that uses deep learning and Google Street View to estimate the demographic makeup of neighbourhoods across the United States.
"..if the number of sedans in a city is higher than the number of pickup trucks, that city is likely to vote for a Democrat in the next presidential election (88% chance); if not, then the city is likely to vote for a Republican (82% chance)".
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