Top Music Artists in the UK & US

Musicians from the UK or the US historically have had success in both countries. In my latest viz using data from Wikipedia I took a look at a few artists and their top hits in both countries. Play with the viz to see which artists are more popular where and with what songs. This is my entry to Tableau's Wiki Data Contest. Enjoy.


Odell Beckham Jr.

With the Giants out of the playoffs I am forced to either face the cold dark reality of the football-less offseason OR I can focus on the team's one shining bright spot: Odell Beckham Jr. This analysis projects what Beckham's overall statistics would be if he didn't miss the first 4 weeks of the season. See my analysis and the methodology below.


Thanksgiving Dinner

My wife and I are doing Thanksgiving at our house this year. To help organize all of the food we are preparing I put together this Tableau Gantt chart to keep track of when we have to do something, when and where. We are going to put it on the iPad in the kitchen while we are running around.



NFL Preseason Doesn't Matter

This is the kind of earth shattering analytical finding that makes a blogger's career. 

My New York Football Giants went undefeated in the preseason despite not looking good at actually playing football. So I took a look at the last 10 years of data to determine does performance in preseason actually matter when predicting regular season performance. The correlation between preseason and regular season win percentage is only 0.072 which is not surprisingly crazy low. 

Take a look at this interactive Sankey chart to show the difference in preseason and regular season performance by year and team. Click the color legend to filter by the team's postseason success.

Play around with it and let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, I added some interesting findings after the break. Thanks.


Tree of Life... Expectancy no Trees

I recently submitted this viz for Tableau's Viz As Art contest. It was trees as countries where the height represented life expectancy. Although I was nominated in the top 10 (thank you Tableau) but I am pretty sure I got smoked by the competition.

But I didn't love my entry because although it looked kinda cool it was wicked confusing to read and was generally silly. So I recreated it in Tableau. Check out my re-design below. It was inspired by (rips off) this beautiful recession viz from the New York Times.

The line chart shows life expectancy by country from 1963 to 2013. The axis represents life expectancy rank and year similar to the recession viz. The line thickness is population and the color is continent. Hover to highlight continents and click to highlight/filter countries.