Unmixing Bob Ross

Lightweight exploration of Bob Ross paint colors for a data visualization challenge, including my own happy accident.

Constrained jitter

A brief review of dot plot jitter methods and a study of one example from a Nature article.

Scented candle reviews

I collected new data to take a closer look at the scented-candle/Covid19 relationship and found a new connection not related to smell.

All but significant trends

Fitted lines are useful as first order approximations, but it’s often useful to look a little deeper. In the process of exploring a paper’s time trends, I found an unexpected data processing issue.

Warming stripes by latitude

Trying to adapt the warming stripes graphic with latitude bands, with a detour to import NetCDF data on an equally-spaced global grid.


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