epeters:graphs

I love it when you try to make a graph and accidentally make modern art

“I call this one A Scale of Greys”

“The Dot People Watch Their Friend Return to His Planet”

I… don’t even know

“The Eye of the World

The Eye offrick frick frick I think it’s cthulu


and then of course, the classic

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I’m currently writing a paper on queerbaiting and fandom/TPTB interaction using Teen Wolf & Sterek as my case study but I made some graphs so I thought I might as well share.

First two show viewer ratings (Nielsen) found on Teen Wolf wiki.

The pie chart and bar graph are self-explanatory.

The last bar graph is the same as one above, just w/out the viewer rating.

I will be looking at Sterek found on FanFiction & deviantART next. No deductions made so far. Thats something I gotta work on later once I get the numbers.


IF YOU EVER USE ANY ONE OF THESE GRAPHS, CITE ME AS THE SOURCE

Okay so we were in math class today getting homework on parabolas (curvy line graphs) and the math teacher wanted to be very clear that we weren’t supposed to put all our lines on the same graph. 

To enforce the point, she says “I don’t want you guys drawing your parabolas on top of each other! No sexy parabolas!

The class died laughing. And she just stood there looking at her notes for a moment and said “Did I actually say that out loud? I always think that in my head but I never say it!” So she burst out laughing too.

But hands down the best part was when my friend turned to me and said “Parabolas have great curves though.”

(I swear I never felt like more of a math geek then when I was laughing at that joke).

Household Income in America

Click through to our website to view the interactive version of the graph and zoom in on each percentile.

The graph reveals a striking pattern. After adjusting for inflation, income was basically flat for households in the bottom half of the economic ladder. Right around the middle, income starts to pick up — and the higher you go up the income ladder, the more income growth you see.

40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs

Source: Current Population Survey

Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR

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The WALS Sunburst Explorer is a new and fun way of exploring the different features of languages in the World Atlas of Language Structures using interactive, clickable, scrolling wheels. 

Above, for example, is a graph and wheel of which languages make gender distinctions in their independent personal pronouns: the darkest shade is no gender distinctions, the lightest one is in both third and first/second person, and the various shades in between are in some persons but not others. English, which distinguishes in the third person singular only (s/he), would be right about in the middle, but we can see that the darkest shade (no gender distinction in pronouns) is by far the most common around the world. 

The second two images show the same sunburst wheel zoomed in, first by clicking on the section for African languages, and then zooming in further for Afro-Asiatic, which in turn includes the subfamilies Semitic (e.g. Arabic and Hebrew) and Amazigh (called Berber on the map), both of which have the maximum number of pronominal gender contrasts, and Hamer, which has the least. (Note that yeah, it’s a bit weird that Afro-Asiatic is just under African, but I suppose that duplicating it under Asian might would also have led to weird duplication. Anyway, humanswhoreadgrammars has more on the groupings.) 

The language explorer is also a great way to realize how many languages WALS doesn’t have information on. For example, when I was looking at syllable structure, I noticed four Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Romansh) but not Italian, and for several topics I noticed only three or languages represented for Algonquian languages and Mayan languages, despite the fact that they have around thirty languages each listed on Wikipedia. 

But the bottom line is, go play with the WALS Sunburst Explorer