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Dataviz: NFL players height & weight over time

[Really cool data visualization][link] from [Noah Veltman][twitter] tracking the average height and weight of NFL players from 1920 – 2014.

Spoiler: The graph starts moving much more quickly towards heavier players in the 80s when growth hormones and steroids started getting serious, while the average height goes up at a pretty steady rate the whole time. That’s… depressingly unsurprising.

[link]: http://noahveltman.com/nflplayers/ “NFL players: height & weight over time”

[twitter]: http://twitter.com/veltman “@veltman on Twitter”

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WTF Visualizations

[Sometimes public shaming is the only way to solve bad dataviz.][link]

[link]: http://wtfviz.net/ “WTF Visualizations”

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Timeline JS

[Really slick timeline visualization that can pull in data from a Google Spreadsheet, Flickr, etc.][link] I plan on using this for some weird stuff.

[link]: http://timeline.verite.co/ “Timeline JS – Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.”

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d3.js

[If your brain can digest this:][link]

>D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. As a trivial example, you can use D3 to generate a basic HTML table from an array of numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive SVG bar chart with smooth transitions and interaction.

… then you should be pretty excited about d3 right about now. Even if you don’t grok the language, [the examples][ex] speak for themselves.

[link]: http://mbostock.github.com/d3/ “d3.js”
[ex]: http://mbostock.github.com/d3/ex/ “Examples”