Remapping the world with word vectors

Posted on Sat 02 December 2017 • Tagged with natural language, dataviz, d3.js • 12 min read

Everyone is used to the map. Most people could make a reasonable attempt at drawing one from memory (well, sort of). But what would it look like if we positioned the countries not by geographical location, but by our own perceived relationships between them? Armed with Conceptnet Numberbatch, I decided to try just that.


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Custom color schemes in Matplotlib

Posted on Thu 11 May 2017 • Tagged with python, dataviz, matplotlib • 2 min read

At KPMG, like (I imagine) at most companies, we have a custom color palette that presentations and other materials are supposed to conform to. I actually quite like it when things I produce have a consistent look and feel, so I decided to find out how to make a custom color palette in matplotlib. Turns out that it's super easy.


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