Bryce Love’s Awesomeness (updates 10/7/2017)

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I am updating the original graphs that I made of Bryce Love’s rushing awesomeness.  Bryce Love is still in a different league from all other running backs in the college football (about 250 yards more than his next closest competitor).

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Stanford’s Bryce Love Has Been Pretty Good

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Updates: I’ve updated the graphs with the latest data here.

The latest visualization is focused on college football, not because there’s not enough articles written about college football (there are), but because there’s lots of interesting data out there and I’m still working on developing my visualization skills.

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Health Insurances Losses from Senate Bill by State

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that analyzed the impacts of the Senate health care bill and estimated that 22 million Americans would lose health care by 2026 (see previous post).  22 million amounts to almost 7% of the US population (about 1 in 15 Americans).  I wondered how the impacts of these changes would be distributed across different states.

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CBO Estimates Number of Uninsured for 2017 Health Care Bills

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has officially “scored” the Senate Health Care Bill, also officially known as H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  Republicans have been adamant about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also know as Obamacare, ever since it was first enacted back in 2010.  After the election in 2016, when Republicans took control of the Senate, House and Presidency, it seemed likely that they would finally get the chance.

While the ACA is not perfect, seven years of the ACA has helped dramatically reduce the number of uninsured Americans.  However, fixing health care is “difficult” and the current bills are expected, according to the non-partisan analysis of the CBO, to lead to a significant increase in the number of uninsured Americans by 2026.

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How Fast Are California Reservoirs Filling Up?

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In my previous post, about California water levels, I presented a “bar graph” showing the amount of water currently in California’s reservoirs.  However, I thought it’d be interesting to see how this has changed over the course of the last few months, since the state has gotten alot of rain and snow recently.  I decided to try and “animate” the graph for the current water year (going back to October 1, 2015) showing how the recent El Nino rain has been filling up the reservoirs in California.  Click the “animate” button below the figure and you can use the slider to change the speed of animation as it cycles through the days.   (more…)

How Much Water is in California Reservoirs? – Current and Historical Visualization

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California has had an issue with drought, especially for the past few years now.  Recently, 2016’s El Nino weather pattern has brought a significant amount of rain to the state and helped alleviate some, but not all, of the major issues.  
I’ve been very curious to understand how the rain storms we experience are lessening the impact of the drought, and whether one wet season (like 2016) can really “get the state out of a drought”.  One way to assess this is to look at the status of California reservoirs.

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