November didn’t go how many people expected. The impact of the election is still being unpacked, discussed, and dissected, and subsequently, there are many interesting pieces about the role of probability, such as this one by FiveThirtyEight or the New York Times article about the limitations of probability. Speaking of NYTimes, it’s election night forecast dial, also known as the “hell dial”, shows exactly what you should not do when creating a data viz—code-in jitters. Meanwhile, in case you have election coverage withdrawals, Brandwatch has an excellent interactive visualization showing the number of online mentions for both candidates at pivotal points during the campaign.
Here’s what you may have missed in November.
How to avoid the pitfalls of a badly labeled histogram. (Fix The Pitch)
Knowing why we find it so difficult to visualize uncertainty. (Harvard Business Review)
Wondering why you haven’t been using micro-content sooner. (Fix The Pitch)
A must-have probability cheat sheet. (Data Science Central)
Applying the Tufte-inspired visualization treatment of small multiples to your pitchbook content. (Fix The Pitch)
Figuring out the Kevin Bacon of the art world with Google’s Arts experiments. (Google Arts Experiments)
Knowing how much you are spending on pitchbook content creation. (Fix The Pitch)
Tapping into a whole world of data with this list of resources. (Flowing Data)
Star Wars Episode IV as a very long infographic, (SWANH.NET)
Expanding your client base and your sales stack by leveraging some of the latest tools. (Fix the Pitch).
Celebrating with us! For the fourth year running, Pellucid Analytics is named a Best Place to Work, reaching #10. (Outside Magazine).
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