Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke on Twitter →
via Nathan Yau at flowingdata we find Edwin Chen using twitter to gain insights into current cultural trends, we see that “Coke” is the dominant phrase in ROW (Rest Of World), but has limited penetration in the US. This makes sense, since Coke dominates the international markets with 50%+ market share versus the 20%+ that Pepsico has.
Venture Capital Returns by Vintage
Drew Conway’s blog is worth following if you’re interested in the intersection of politics and data science. But I came across this old post he did of VC returns by vintage for a publicly released Calpers data set and thought I would link to it here.
Exploring the Tour de France with R and ggplot2 →
Some stunning visualizations of the Tour de France.
The Banking Industry Returns Thru the Financial...
I recently took some high level data from the companies covered in the Value Line Investment Survey (both the Standard edition and the Small and Mid-Cap edition) and decided to plot it out to see how bank valuations have flexed over the last several years. All data is courtesy of ValueLine (from 2003-2011) and all plots were made with ggplot and R. This isn’t the most rigorous of...