Week #158-159-160

The Alfa Romeo 158/159 shares its names with our fortnightly week note. The World Chess Federation (FIDE), currently has 158 member nations. 158 Kronois is a ~35km asteroid in the astroid belt. 159 on the other hand is CLIX in Roman Numerals. Strangly there is a disambiguation page on Wikipedia for CLIX. 160 is the number […]

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Pie charts and other circular visualizations

Pie charts were first created by Scottish polyglot William Playfair in his 01801 publication of “Commercial and Political Atlas and Statistical Breviary”. We’ve come along way in understanding visual complexity, but still the inefficient pie chart continues to be used.

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