Dataviz of the week, 14/2/2017

I didn’t exactly plan this one for Valentine’s day but that’s how it seems to have fallen in the great waiting room of viz for the blog. Arthur Charpentier, on his blog Freakonometrics, took births per day over several years in France and shows how weekend births have declined since the 1970s. This little animated GIF has month on one axis, day on another, number of births in colour, and year mapped to time. Damn, it even makes sense. The nice thing is, as Justin Wolfers said on Twitter “When one elegant chart can tell the whole story. Stare at it until your mind unravels the whole story. Gorgeous.”



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