Browsing All posts tagged under »Math«

Flocking behavior, swarm models, and art

February 11, 2011 by


Seems like swarm algorithms and flocking behavior are pretty popular these days.  Visualizations of those algorithms are pretty sparse, though.  Today I ran across the work of some architecture students, Hyun Chang Cho, Jun Ho Cho, and Eun Ki Kang, all involved in some really cool visualizations. Another impressive swarm visualization comes from Samuel Brisette […]

Stats with Cats

February 4, 2011 by


I have a cat named Ellis. (Disclosure: that is not really a picture of my cat. My camera isn’t working. Taken from Big Black Ellis is usually not very helpful with my statistics questions, but I just wanted to inform our readers of a really fantastic cat/website that can help.  For an excellent introduction […]

Stacked graphs – geometry & aesthetics

February 2, 2011 by


What goes into visualizing complex data?  Lee Byron and Martin Wattenberg, two prominent designers in their field, provide an interesting background in their explanation (or defense) of an (in)famous graphic. In February 2008, The New York Times stirred up a debate. The famous newspaper is no stranger to controversy, but this time the issue was […]