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Monday, September 28, 3 PM ET

Hadley Wickham is famous for creating some of the most-used R packages (ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr, etc.) and pioneering data science tools in R. Hadley is an expert in everything dataviz, data science, and R, so we're looking forward to hosting him for this AMA so we can learn from his expertise.


Don't forget to add these AMAs to your calendar. You can look up the rest of the upcoming AMAs on the DataIsBeautiful AMA calendar.

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Wednesday, September 23, 10 AM ET

Matt Jukes and Rob Fry from the UK's Office for National Statistics will be holding an AMA with us this Wednesday. Matt aims to talk about open data and open source and changing the perception of ONS with the launch of a new website. Rob is a trained statistician, an avid D3 practitioner, and creates tools for non-experts interested in data stories.


Don't forget to add these AMAs to your calendar. You can look up the rest of the upcoming AMAs on the DataIsBeautiful AMA calendar.

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Friday, September 18, 1 PM ET

Alberto Cairo, Professor of Visual Journalism at the University of Miami and author of The Functional Art, will be holding an AMA with us this Friday. Alberto is looking to talk with us about honesty and integrity in infographics and data visualization, so this will be quite an interesting AMA to follow.


Don't forget to add these AMAs to your calendar. You can look up the rest of the upcoming AMAs on the DataIsBeautiful AMA calendar.

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Tuesday, September 8, 1 PM ET

Mike Bostock, creator of d3.js and former New York Times graphics editor, will be joining us to talk about interactive data visualization and the future of visualization on the web. Mike is a legend in the data visualization community, so we're stoked to have him come talk with us for a couple hours.


Don't forget to add these AMAs to your calendar. You can look up the rest of the upcoming AMAs on the DataIsBeautiful AMA calendar.

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Tuesday, September 1, 1 PM ET

Mona Chalabi, the lead writer for FiveThirtyEight's DataLab and host of the weekly "Dear Mona" column, will be joining us to talk about her experience as a visual journalist. Mona is known for thinking about data in areas where other people don't, so this will be a fun and unique AMA.


Don't forget to add these AMAs to your calendar. You can look up the rest of the upcoming AMAs on the DataIsBeautiful AMA calendar.

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Wednesday, August 26, 3 PM ET

Tamara Munzer, a professor at the Visualization and HCI Lab at the University of British Columbia, will be joining us to talk about the development, evaluation, and characterization of information visualization systems from an academic perspective.

Thursday, August 27, 1 PM ET

Nathan Yau of Flowing Data will be joining us to discuss data visualization, data for non-professionals, and self-surveillance.


Don't forget to add these AMAs to your calendar. You can look up the rest of the upcoming AMAs on the DataIsBeautiful AMA calendar.

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Yesterday, the /r/DataIsBeautiful mod team decided to go private to stand in solidarity with the rest of the mods who were tired of the lack of communication and respect from the reddit admin team.

Collectively, reddit mods volunteer thousands of hours to keep reddit running smoothly on a daily basis. Despite this, the admin team has repeatedly ignored important requests from their mod teams, and often make rash changes to the community and leave the resulting mess to be cleaned up by the mods. (See: firing /u/chooter yesterday without even warning the /r/IAmA mod team.)

As long-time redditors, we want what is best for reddit, and we believe that an admin team making important decisions for a community without consulting said community is only going to lead to disaster. We need only look back to the Digg exodus to see what happens when community admins ignore their community.

Less than 12 hours after the mass-shutdown of hundreds of subreddits, /u/kn0thing and some of the admin team opened discussions with the protesting mods. Many of us were up until 5am EDT trying to work things out with the admins.

One of the top admin priorities is opening the subreddits up again. And to be honest, that's our priority too: We want to minimize the time that our subscribers are blocked from their favorite subreddit so they can get back to enjoying beautiful data in its myriad forms. There's no reason our subscribers should suffer any longer than they need to after our point has been made.

For that reason, /r/DataIsBeautiful is opening its doors again for the time being. We are moving forward with the admin team to improve communication between the admins and their user base, to build better mod tools so we can manage our communities properly, and to make reddit a better place to share and discuss your favorite topics. We expect that several other subreddits will follow suit today.

We would like to clarify that we are not backing down from this protest entirely. If the discussions last night were only smoke and mirrors from the admin team, we will not hesitate to organize a larger protest.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

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Thank you to everyone who entered, nominated, or voted in the contest! Below are the winners and runners up for each category.

Best static visualization

an image

Winner

Histograms of how often each piano key is pressed in Chopin's etudes (Op. 10) by /u/joeycloud [thread]

See also: How often do piano keys get pressed in Chopin's etudes? Part 2 (Op. 25) [thread]

Runner up

How Text Messages Change from Dating to Marriage by /u/adashofdata [thread]


Best animated (non-interactive) visualization

a gif, htm5/gfycat, motion graphics

Winner

3D visualization of air traffic in my area by /u/JorgeGT [thread]

Runner up

Chess Piece Survivors by /u/TungstenAlpha [thread]


Best interactive visualization

d3, webgl, processing, full application, etc.

Winner

Programming Languages Influence Network 2014 by /u/yaph [thread]

Runner up

The competitive rankings of Super Smash Bros characters over time [thread]


Best visualization of reddit data

Winner

GIF submissions to Reddit receive almost double the score on average than JPG/PNGs by /u/minimaxir [thread]

Runner up

When it comes to comment lengths, Reddit dislikes one-worders, likes one-liners, hates paragraphs, but loves essays and novels by /u/compsc [thread]


Best (visualized) statistical analysis

more in-depth statistics than just plotting the raw data or averages

Winner

What makes for a stable marriage? by /u/rhiever [thread]

Runner up

Player age distribution in EVE Online by /u/CCP_Quant [thread]

However, because the winner was created by a /r/dataisbeautiful mod, the reddit gold for this category goes to the runner up, /u/CCP_Quant.


Best remake of someone else's visualization

Winner

Redesign: Where We Donate vs. Diseases That Kill Us by /u/Sen_Mendoza [thread]

Runner up

That Washington Post map about male/female ratios in each state is way off. I spent last night finding their errors and making a new map. by /u/onejoey [thread]


Congratulations to all of the winners! Winners can expect gold by the end of the day.

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Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for this year's /r/dataisbeautiful "best of" competition! It's now time for you -- the /r/dataisbeautiful community -- to vote and decide the winners!

Below are the OC posts that have been nominated by our subscribers as the best of /r/dataisbeautiful between August and December 2014. Please vote for your favorite posts. The winners of each category will receive a month of reddit gold, courtesy of the reddit admins.

We know: There are a TON of submissions! To give you ample time to look through all of them, this thread will stay up for 1 week, after which time we will tally the votes and announce the winners. Please do not comment on this thread; it is intended for voting only.

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Submission: The most upvoted post on reddit every day [OC]

Category: Best visualization of reddit data

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Submission: Interactive U.S. Baby Name Explorer [OC]

Category: Best interactive visualization

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