Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Visualizing Presidential election

Even before polling places closing reporters and pundits have been projecting the winner through out the night.  It is 11:10 PM Pacific time, and we already know how the American people voted.

Although there is one winner in any election, there are many ways to look at how people voted.  By state, by religious belief, married or single, education background and by income level, to name a few.  This incredibly rich way of dissecting data is what makes Big Data analysts excited.  As analysts gain more insights about the data set and as they explore the relationships among different factors, there continues to be new reports that the analysts can create.

NYTimes has done another excellent work in presenting the Presidential election result.

Source: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president

A good report tells a story.  A good visual report tells a story without using words and numbers.

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