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The Interesting Graphs/Charts/Tables Thread
Topic Started: Oct 12 2017, 11:06 PM (286 Views)
CJ
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Since we already have an "Interesting Maps Thread", and it's been pretty successful, I thought I ought to set up a sequel! This one is a place to post any interesting graphs, charts, or tables that you've found online - or made yourself :P .

I put this thread in Science and Philosophy, because that seems like the most natural place for it; however, the graphs, charts and tables don't have to be from science. They can be about anything you like!

I'll start off with a weird correlation that somebody pointed out to me, between the FIFA World Cup and the USA's congressional midterm elections, which had held true since 1982. If the USA has made the second round of the World Cup, then Republicans have made gains in the House of Representatives in that year's midterms. On the other hand, if the USA has failed to make it out of the first round (or failed to qualify altogether), then Democrats have made gains in the House in that year's midterms:

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Of course, these kinds of spurious patterns are made to be broken (see here) - but, I'll be interested to see whether it holds true for another year in 2018....
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Oh man CJ, I've been meaning to ask you if we have a visualizations thread recently.

Here's some social media demographics (big):

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And how compulsory voting affected Argentina's political turnout and results:

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Interesting social media graphs. I'm a bit surprised Reddit isn't higher, TBH.

Also, am I right in thinking turnout was so low in Argentina prior to 1916 because the vast majority of people couldn't vote?
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Oct 13 2017, 10:35 PM
Also, am I right in thinking turnout was so low in Argentina prior to 1916 because the vast majority of people couldn't vote?
No idea.

Google Search trends for 'how to tie a tie'


The Walking Dead TV Series Ratings (big)
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Is it bad that I wear a tie so rarely that I need to search that every time I tie one :P ?
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All are big, I recommend opening them in their own tab and inspecting them that way.

Map of Mathematics


Map of Computer Science


Map of Physics
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I love the mathematical chart. It just shows how vast and expansive the subject is: even as a university graduate in the subject, there are still several fields on there which I know next to nothing about.

I'm gonna have to show that to the next person who claims that "Calculators have made mathematicians obsolete" :lol: !
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CJ
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I love the mathematical chart. It just shows how vast and expansive the subject is: even as a university graduate in the subject, there are still several fields on there which I know next to nothing about.

I'm gonna have to show that to the next person who claims that "Calculators have made mathematicians obsolete" :lol: !
If a math degree teaches you anything, it's that you know even less than you thought you did.

When I saw this, I immediately thought of CJ:

Graph of Hours Spent Playing Video Games on Steam


'Cost' of video games vs cost of movies


Search & Value of Bitcoin

The correlation of these two almost suggests that interest in Bitcoin leads to an increase in its value and vice versa. It would explain the almost exponential relationship here.
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Only 250 hours on CK2? And only 130-something hours on Civ 5?

I'll raise them:

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(Though, they do have more hours on EU4 than I do!)
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"It still amazes me that academic fields, connected by co-citation, are arranged in a ring. Is there a missing "dark field" in the middle that we will find someday to connect it all together well?"

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I love it! I'm going to have to start inventing "Dark Field Theorists" as RPG characters now.

(Or maybe the "dark field" is magic, and so I already have them :lol: )
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Wow, internet usage is lower than I thought. Still about 25% of Americans aren't using it according to that.

Fantastic graph, though :) !
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One in video form now. It's the top 10 countries by population since 1950 - and projected up to 2090:



I have to admit, I didn't realise just how close India is to overtaking China at this point. Nor did I know that Nigeria was projected to be the 3rd-most populous country by 2050, overtaking the USA :O !
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