Graph zoo

When I am bored, I hunt data and I make graphs with them.

I make these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods.
Do not consider them a reliable source of information. They are not.

I also take pictures: simongarnierphoto.tumblr.com

Hey so I love the Congress graphs lately, another good one to consider would be a simple age / gender distribution when it comes to voting on certain bills.

Thanks! It’s a great idea indeed. I don’t think I’ll have time to scrape anymore data this week or next, but I’ll keep your suggestion in mind for my next batch of graphs. Any bill in particular you’d like to see?

When did current US Congress members join Twitter?

Do you notice a pattern? ;-)

Data source: https://github.com/unitedstates/, https://www.twitter.com

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_congress_social_media

Disclaimer: I made this graph for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider it a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

Most popular Twitter users in the current US Congress

Data source: https://github.com/unitedstates/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_congress_social_media

Disclaimer: I made this graph for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider it a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

Most active Twitter users in the current US Congress

Data source: https://github.com/unitedstates/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_congress_social_media

Disclaimer: I made this graph for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider it a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

Most active Twitter users in the current US Congress

Data source: https://github.com/unitedstates/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_congress_social_media

Disclaimer: I made this graph for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider it a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

Longest active Twitter users in the current US Congress

Data source: https://github.com/unitedstates/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_congress_social_media

Disclaimer: I made this graph for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider it a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

Gender ratio in US state legislature (state senates and houses), by state, 2014

Data source: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_gender_in_legislature

Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

[update: I changed the color of the bars to something uniform after several people told me that the color scheme I used originally was too confusing]

Gender ratio in US state legislature (state senates and houses), by state, 2014

Data source: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_gender_in_legislature

Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

Evolution of gender ratio in US state legislature (state senates and houses), 1975-2014

Data source: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/US_gender_in_legislature

Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

10,000+ followers! Thank you all for your support!

  • Also sorry for not posting a graph this week, I've been traveling (I'm currently in Australia) and had very little time to work on anything.
  • Median age by town in metropolitan France (2010) / Age médian par commune en France métropolitaine (2010)

    Data source: https://www.data.gouv.fr/http://www.insee.fr/

    Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/FR_gender_age

    Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method.

    Gender ratio by town in metropolitan France (2010) / Sex-ratio par commune en France métropolitaine (2010)

    Data source: https://www.data.gouv.fr/http://www.insee.fr/

    Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/FR_gender_age

    Disclaimer: I made these graphs for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider them a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

    Distribution spatiale des infractions constatées par la police et la gendarmerie en France métropolitaine en 2013 / Spatial distribution of crimes and felonies recorded by the police in metropolitan France in 2013.

    Data source: https://www.data.gouv.fr/, http://www.insee.fr/

    Code source: https://github.com/morpionZ/FR_offenses

    I also created a more flexible javascript animation that can be found at the following address: http://theswarmlab.com/public/animations/FR_offenses/. If someone knows how to embed it in Tumblr, please let me know. 

    Disclaimer: I made this animation for my own amusement and for learning new plotting methods. Do not consider it a reliable source of information. Refer directly to the data source for more information regarding the data collection method. 

    Would you mind doing a graph of the violent crime rate vs the amount of lead in gasoline?

    Someone already did it: http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i5/Crimes-Lead.html (scroll down a bit, the figure is about one third through the article).