Data Science

Plotl.ly Portal Viewer: Understanding 3D Charts with Motion Parallax via Face Tracking

In this article, I present a new open-source software tool for exploring and gaining insights from 3D data visualizations, plotly-portal-viewer. It leverages machine learning-powered face tracking software and visual perception science to provide a convincing illusion of real depth using nothing more than a typical mobile device or laptop with a webcam. Why 3D? “Doomed […]

How to Turn Your ggplot2 Visualization into an Interactive Tweet

I love how the modern Web and free software are like Lego blocks you can combine in myriad ways to create new and interesting things. While working on a recent analysis of climate policy leadership records for 2020 presidential candidates, I decided to try mashing together a few cool technologies I’d worked with to see […]

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