Data from Defense Department Program 1033

The New York Times just released a dataset with every order from state and local governments for surplus military items (the result of a Freedom of Information Act request).

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We’ve loaded the dataset into Statwing to make it easy to explore.

Check it out.

Every MLB pitch thrown in 2014

We found a really fun dataset to play around with: every Major League Baseball pitch thrown so far in 2014, as tracked by the PITCHf/x system. It includes everything you’d want to know about a pitch: it’s speed, the type of pitch, how much it broke on each spatial axis, how many men were onContinue Reading

Could we beat Germany if players born in December weren’t discriminated against?

Players in the 2014 World Cup tended to be born in the earlier months of the year:What gives?Most countries’ youth soccer teams are broken up such that all players born in a given year are in one age group together. Players born in January are 11 months older than December-born players on their same team.Continue Reading

Statwing Pricing Change

We’re changing our pricing structure:We’re eliminating the free Public planThe Silver plan will now be $50/month, up from $25/monthSilver plan users will remain at $25/month until August 1, at which point any new charges will be $50/month. We’ll email again at that time to remind you.Existing Public plan users will also continue to have free accessContinue Reading

Results of Stack Overflow survey of 20,000 software developers

There’s some fun stuff in this dataset. We’ll skip the pre-analysis and let you dive right in yourself: https://www.statwing.com/demos/dev-survey-2 Enjoy!

Visualizing crime in Chicago

We just put up a fun guest blog post over on Socrata’s blog: http://www.socrata.com/blog/crime-time-visualizing-crime-data-chicago/ Here’s a little teaser from that post, the daily rhythms of various crimes in Chicago: Enjoy the post!

Results of HN poll: Half think bootcamp grads as good as fresh CS majors

We wanted to get a sense of how well code bootcamps prepare their graduates for work. So we asked Hacker News readers who had worked with a graduate to evaluate them.(See methodology) Most importantly we asked, “Would you rather work with the graduate, or the median fresh-out-of-college Computer Science-major you’ve worked with?”  While on averageContinue Reading

Visualize any public CSV on github in a few clicks

1. Find a random public CSV on Github If you don’t personally have any public CSVs of github data, click this preloaded, semi-randomized search to find some CSVs to upload: Google search for github CSVs (Click a result from the search then grab the URL, copying a link directly from the result page doesn’t work)Continue Reading

Heartbleed vulnerability fixed

Recently a weakness was discovered in OpenSSL, the secure cryptographic communication library that just about every site on the web relies upon. A patch was recently issued, and we’ve upgraded our infrastructure so that we’re no longer vulnerable.  That is all, carry on.

8 tips and tricks for getting the most out of Statwing

1. When you first load a dataset, get an overview of the dataset and look for dirty data by selecting all the variables…   …and then selecting Describe.     2. You can also relate one variable to every other variable in the dataset by putting the key by that variable and then selecting Relate.Continue Reading