Looking at a network of disorders and disease using Gephi

November 6, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction I’ve always been interested in looking at network data and wondered how they were made. We humans can never be immune to health problems. Many people die from severe illness around the world, and there are still many other diseases that have no cure. I decided to take this opportunity to look at common…

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Analyzing the connectedness of an airline’s routes

November 5, 2018 / 0 comments

I’ve always been interested in the infrastructure of the world. The ways in which goods and people move from place to place, and the complexity and scale of this system, is fascinating. It is this interest that lead me to attempt an infrastructure visualization for the networks lab. There are public datasets available for this…

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Connecting Crime Categories in 3 Similarly Affected Chicago Wards

November 5, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction: For the merits of this network visualization I thought it would be an interesting tool in diagnosing crime, and formulating a type of network that could show how similar communities share the burden with one another. I was able to find this dataset which is a regularly updated record of crime occurrences in the City of…

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How much influence does the telecom industry have on Congress?

November 4, 2018 / 0 comments

Last year, Congress voted on not-so-unusual party lines to dismantle a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”. This rule would have prohibited internet service providers (ISPs) from selling browsing history and other kinds of personal consumer data to third-party companies without the…

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A Gephi of Ice and Fire: Visualizing George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series

November 3, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Arya (sorry, had to) ready for a detailed look at the Game of Thrones universe? Martin’s 8-book (and growing) series has captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide. His fictional world contains more than 790 characters, with plotlines that grow increasingly more complex as the series progresses. As a longtime fan of the…

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Public Perceptions of Art Museum Funding in America

October 18, 2018 / 0 comments

New York City public school arts education, though stretched thin (fig. 1), lead the country in providing diverse and robust arts programming for public school students. By and large, even NYC schools employ only one certified arts educator per public school, who may or may not be full-time — and public schools in other areas of…

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NYC’s Popular Baby Names 2011-2016

October 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Deciding on a name for a child, and even a pet, is a common challenge. Hundreds of children are born daily in NYC and choosing a unique name is an important decision. In grade school, kids guess at the popularity of names based on their commonality within the classroom. But what about a city…

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Connection between Rank of Happiness and other Factors

October 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction   “Happiness” is a worldwide popular topic, especially for people like me, who is from a high-speed developing country like China, people there have too many things to care about, too much competitive pressure, family pressure on our daily life, we rarely have time to deeply think about “What’s happiness? What can help me…

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Defacement Crime in New York City (Year 2014 to 2018)

October 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction The Idea When I first came to New York from India in 2017, I noticed several graffitied buildings throughout the city. I had never seen anything quite like that before, and I had several questions racing through my mind – “Who would do this?”, “Why would they want to deface someone’s property?”, “How does…

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New York City Leading Causes of Death 2007–2014

October 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Living in New York City, a cultural melting pot, I always feel unsafe when walking on a street. Because as far as I know, New York is the notorious city where the crime rate is always high in the country. Therefore, I especially would like to find the data which is telling the crime rate or related death…

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Most Popular Movies 2006-2016

October 12, 2018 / 0 comments

  Introduction: From the year 2006 to 2016, what genre of movie was the most popular? which director made the best box office performances? what kind of films were highest rated by movie buffs and critics?  Based on the dataset of 1000 highest ranked movies on IMDB, I’ve created a brief dashboard that is able…

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Job Industry As Per The Empire State Development Regions of NY From 2012 to 2017

October 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction The Great Recession without a doubt affected the country’s economy, but the state of New York certainly did snap back. It is being said that the state is undergoing its largest and longest job expansion since World War II and New York City has been the driving force behind the employment growth in this…

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Data Analysis and Visualization of Museums and Related Organizations in the U.S.

October 10, 2018 / 0 comments

By Amanda Chen Introduction As a student of Museums and Digital Culture in Pratt, I always focus on analyzing data from museums and related institutions in the U.S. even around the world. Museum undertaking the social responsibilities of educating the public, serving for the community, as well as contributing to the economy. In the record…

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The Fall Of Giants – Batting of the 2018 Giants

October 10, 2018 / 0 comments

In baseball, the goal is to be the best, as it is with most sports.  However very few teams ever make it to the World Series, or even the Post Season.  So it is impressive that a team could win 3 World Series in the course of just 5 years.  However other than one post…

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2016-2017 NYC Park Felony Data by Borough

October 10, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction My project focused on data of reported felonies that occurred in NYC parks from 2016-2017. I began this project with an exploratory approach and as I became more familiar with the data I noticed that some boroughs (Manhattan and Brooklyn specifically) were increasing in number of reported felonies committed in parks from 2016 to…

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Projected Population Increase of California (2019-2050)

October 10, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Data can be a list of overwhelming amount of columns and rows of informations. Tableau Public is a program that allows quick synthesis and digestion of massive amount of data by translating the numbers and information into visuals and colors. Having grown up in Southern California under homeowner parents, I’ve consistently heard about rising…

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Majority Party Shifts in the U.S. Congress: How Historical Fear Inducing Events Alter the Political Landscape

October 10, 2018 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION: Today’s political landscape has been characterized as a culture of fear.  It has been invoked in concrete and abstract ways and channeled by politicians as they spread their messages to the electorate.  But fear has ebbed and flowed throughout American political history, and by no means is unique to this country or a political…

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NYC Leading Cause of Death

October 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Health is a very important factor to people’s lives regardless where you live. The causes can be very broad, and NYC is not an exception when it comes to people trying to live a healthy life. Living in NYC is very hectic because of the busy environment. We hear a lot of ambulances everywhere…

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Who are making phone calls to 311 NYC?

October 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction (what is this post about?) NYC 311 provide the public with quick, easy access to all New York City government services and information.On one hand, NYC 311 helps Agencies improve service delivery, on the other hand, they also provide insight to improve City government through analysis and accurate measurement. This post is one analysis…

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Distracted Drivers in NYC: Looking at Cyclist Injuries Due to Vehicle Collision from October 2017 – October 2018

October 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction As a cyclist who’s relatively new to New York, I’ve been wondering how often bicycle accidents from cars occur in the city, especially after watching a cyclist get hit by a car in front of my apartment last week (don’t worry – they ended up being fine). I decided to look at the rate…

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