Homework Week 1 (Due Feb 7)
Since we got a late start and you don’t have a full week, I spread out the homework some.
Send to me by 5 PM on Thursday:
URLs for three data sets that interest you. Use the subject “Homework
Week 1” and I’ll definitely see it.
By 9:30 AM Friday
Install Tabula If you get an error like “Tableau is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash,” the solution to is not at all intuitive: You have to Change your Privacy and Security settings to allow applications downloaded from “Anywhere” — it’s on the “general” tab.
Read Cairo: The Functional Art, Reading part 1: pages 25-31, 36-44, on thinking through a visualization as a tool for the reader; what graphical form best serves the goal? On e-reserve (access details on the syllabus)
Due 5 PM Monday:
Write a short blog post that describes the provenance of each of your three data sets data (who maintains it?), where the data can be found (include a link) and in less than 200 words each, explain why the data is interesting.
Due Feb 14:
Register for a Magellan account on CartoDB (use http://cartodb.com/academic to get the discount)
Begin a scrapbook on WordPress, Tumblr, Pinterest or some other
aggregation service. Send me the URL.