Grouping countries according to flag similarity

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This topic is apparently interesting enough that it warrants its own discussion on Quora. People there are relying on keen observational powers of human mind, but for this article, I tried to group the flags algorithmically. I plotted the results on the map below. Countries with same colors have similar flags. The brighter the color, the bigger the group of countries with similar flags. Launch the interactive viewer to explore

Presence of faces in House of Cards TV Series by episode

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I was wondering if presence of faces in video content was an indicator of anything, and if so, of what. So I decided to scan episodes of a popular TV series and analyze them, second by second, for number of faces in video frames, and then compare charts of various episodes. Here is the result of this research. I decided to analyze House Of Cards, partly because it’s a great

My brainwaves during the final episode of Breaking Bad

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This is a follow-up to the first self-quantizing post here, my heart rate during the latest episode of the Game of Thrones.  See also Graphs of recognized faces per second in House of Cards episodes. This time I thought it’d be fun to measure my brainwaves while watching a critical episode of another TV show. Breaking Bad is a great TV show, I really recommend it. Even Anthony Hopkins wrote

Building ages in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Such is the beauty of open data that when I saw the excellent Portland: The Age of a City by Justin Palmer, I immediately wanted to do something similar, but for my town. The people at the government office (GURS) were kind enough to provide me with the files, and after some coding, here it is. It’s an exploration of how the city grew through the last century. Blue is

My heart rate during the latest episode of Game Of Thrones

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See also: My brainwaves while watching the final episode of Breaking Bad and other TV visualization, Number of faces per second in episodes of House of Cards. I admit that I like Game Of Thrones. I like the story and the way the TV show is done. So when I read on Monday about the supposedly heartbreaking episode “Rains Of Castamere”, in which Robb Stark, his wife and his mother

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