Monday, August 9, 2010

Fantasy Football Visualization

Was working on this over the weekend, here is a visualization of QB passing yards by the ranking of their recieving corps, as rated by ESPN. While this data is highly inter-related (a good QB will likely have good recievers and vice versa), it's interesting to see the contrast between QB performance and the relative ratings of their wide receivers. Surprisingly, Brady has an average cast of recievers but had a lot of yards, not suprisingly Peyton Manning had a lot of yards and highly rated receivers. Oh yeah, and you probably want to avoid Orton and Josh Freeman this year. (or do you?) Wait why am I sharing this information with my competition? :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Millions and millions served by Tableau Public

Tableau Public’s score so far reads like one of those old McDonald’s marquees: 4.5 million people have visited data visualizations hosted by the site, says Tableau Software VP of marketing Elissa Fink.

More than 30,000 visualizations — “vizes” — have been published. The most popular of all, says Elissa, have been the ones about homes, personal budgets, and leisure. One of her own favorites is a local real estate blog, Seattle Bubble. “I wish I could have seen blogger Tim Ellis’s data in Tableau Public before I bought my house.”