The Pudding's process to go from idea to data story
Amber ThomasI've been talking about starting a "failure blog" to document the stories that never publish on @puddingviz for a while now. Instead, I decided to lay out our entire process and point out all the places we decide to continue, pivot, or scrap the story
Amber ThomasAbout 2 years ago, I added "Something with the PetFinder API" to my backlog of story ideas. I knew I wanted to write about dogs, but didn't know what the data story was yet.
Happy to announce that I finally came up with a reason to use their data
I have always struggled with failure. Switching careers brought that back full force. Here's what I learned along the way.
Amber ThomasI originally wrote this post over a year ago. I've picked it up a few times since then, but always felt too nervous and vulnerable to post it.
But I've been talking a lot lately about anxiety around failure, and it felt like it was finally time to share
If you wear women's clothes, you already know this. But now we've got the data to show it.
Amber ThomasA few months ago, @jadiehm and I were walking down the streets of NYC, complaining that we had to carry bags because our pants pockets were pathetically small. And then we wanted to see the data: how big of a problem are pockets? So we found out
Hugo speaks with Amber Thomas about data journalism, interactive visualization and data storytelling.
Amber ThomasA few weeks ago I got to have a really fun chat with @hugobowne about all of the things that I do @puddingviz. As of today, you can listen in on our conversation on @DataCamp's podcast, #dataframed!
Using the purrr package to iterate over lots of values and return a data frame.
Amber ThomasLately, my #rstats functions have gotten more complex 😳 I'm finally saying "bye bye" to for loops and apply* functions and hello to purrr! 😻
Here's how I've been using it to create data frames from multi-argument functions