Homework Number 1
Homework #1 (ManyEyes for data visualization): (due: 2/7/2008)
Go to a web site, e.g. National Center for Health Statistics (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs) or others listed on the Quality Repositories page: http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/spring2006/cmsc838s/data_repositories/repository_home.html and look around at their many data sets to find one that interests you. Download the data and use ManyEyes http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/app to make three useful informative visual displays. For each one you should include a provocative headline that tells a story. Do your best to make the information stand out clearly by choosing appropriate comments, labels, legends, colors, etc. Add a small comment with your headline to tell the story (Include your name). Add your name, followed by the headlines as three URLs to the wiki.
- High School Education Trend: Skyrocket Growth?
- Live in Tennessee? Send Your Kids to School in Kentucky
- English-Speakers: Most Tired of Purchasing Encyclopedias
- For a dry state, California uses a lot of water
- Irrigation uses most of California's scarce water
- California's power sector uses unusually little water
- Visualizations : Family and Consumer Sciences: not the favorite topic of interest for men
- In 2003, Alaska has the highest percentage of internet per household
- Harder to read in south...
- Class played a significant role on female survival on the Titanic, while played less of a role for men
- Many European countries have more cellphones than people!
- China & the US are some of the few countries with more telephone lines than mobile phones
- Zillow Over-Zestimates Values of Lower-End Homes
- More Teachers Come with a Free Lunch in Montgomery County
- Sailors Stick to the Coasts!
- 2003, the Dark Age of E-government?
- E-government progress in Wyoming is flatlining <beeeeeeep> ..
- Is diversity a checkerboard? - I feel small
- Lowery: The Secret Irish/American Indian (and Alaska Native) connection?
- No Bees = No food?!?!! - You better enjoy produce while you can...
- Should we burn more coal or is it too dirty to burn any more?
- World Carbon Dioxide Emissions doubled in the last two decades ;US and China stay the world's biggest emitters.
- Who uses energy? Energy consumption by sectors: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Transportation and Electric Power.
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are continously Popular as Coke Cola
- Leaders of KDE Women Mailling List are Identified!
- What do they do? Other Activities of KDE-Women Mailing List Authors
- June Babies are as popular as June Brides
- Are short line rails safer than regional?
- Don't play on the tracks in California... trespassing accounts for majority of locomotive fatalities
- Minding the wage gap...
- Greek Scylla unit (from Age of Mythology) has lots of hitpoints but trains unusually fast
- Mexico and Russia have an awful lot of airports
- Qwest and Cogent provide internet connectivity to the University of Maryland
- Mitt Romney Completely Owns the Utah Vote (Part 1)
- Mitt Romney Completely Owns the Utah Vote (Part 2)
- Newspaper Endorsements Heavily in Favor of Obama over Clinton
- Newspaper Endorsements Heavily in Favor of Obama over Clinton (Bubble Chart) - Looks better but not as good for comparison
- Big Money vs. Small Money: Stark Contrast in Fund-raising Proportions
- Apple Much More Digg-able than Microsoft - Number of Diggs for Top 100 Search Results
Lieberman, Mike — "Advice for the Weary, Wary Tourist"
- Doctor's visits are much lower on weekends than on weekdays
- September is a slow time for SFZero.org
- Blue/Red provides little class or tribe synergy in Magic: the Gathering Lorwyn drafting
- Low temperatures are related to more respiratory complaints
- University of Aesthematics was consistently the most popular on SFZero.org
- Morningtide adds more Treefolk to Green/Black drafting
- This is your captain speaking, we have a slight delay...
- Computer techies are more inclined to throw themselves out of airplanes
- Classrooms are getting crowded in Utah
- Web server usage: A triumph for open source
- "Florida is full of old people": an exaggeration
- Alcohol-related fatal traffic crashes decline over the years, but still remain a concern
- During a 2 hour period at a coffee house, only 9 of 176 unique wireless network cards transmitted a significant number of packets.
- In a Portland area coffee shop, Apple is the 2nd most popular brand of wireless network card.
- Some UMD Computer Science graduate students (Rob Sherwood, for example) do not use their exact first name on publications, making it difficult to search for their publications on Google Scholar using their name from the UMD CS webpage.
- We are not going green anytime soon.
- Amazon: the world's largest river by a huge margin.
- Wealthy countries responsible for global warming, oil rich nations the worst culprits.
Straszheim, Troy D.
For the first two, see also http://www.xkcd.com/369/ and http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/blogger/2008/01/13/the-xkcd-data-died-in-a-blogging-accident/ -t
- It is probably more fun to die on the internet.
- Published books -- the dead-tree kind -- use more cliches than the internet?
- Carbon emissions drop in places you might not expect.
- Health insurance issue must be reconsidered in Texas.
- Utah hit the top in birth rate and life expectancy in US.
- Tendency toward single life in Western Europe vs. Eastern Europe.
- You'll wait a long time for a jump start in Virginia
- High tuberculosis rate and moderate lifespans in Sudan
- TileBase has 28x the number of lines of code as FlexEvent but only 2/3 the number of comments
- Words to use when avoiding the letter "e" - Ernest Vincent Wright's novel, Gadsby, has over 50,000 words and no instances of the letter "e".
- Reason why Terps should drive to Virginia but take the Metro to DC
- "Living in Beverly Hills is cheaper than Nevada", said Winnie the Pooh.
- Marry! If you wanna be rich.
- Time to open a wine warehouse in Texas?
- Mississippi do not appreciate California wine
- Is today a good day to buy wine?
Mir Rashed, Fatemeh
- Sharp increase of female graduate students in environmental sciences (Why computer and mathematical sciences are the only losers?)
- Administrative Professionals' day: reasons and motivations
- Who are the highest paid in the technical fields?
- Maryland-the second richest state in the US: fact or fiction?