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EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 2017 [OC]

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  • dudeguylikeme
    1 points Jun 24,2019, 11:30am

    Love this graphic but really would like to see the energy sector result broken down by source a little better. Where are you getting the raw data?

  • oli-hall
    1 points Jun 24,2019, 11:32am

    Source Data: EU emissions data (EU Emissions data by country and sector reported to the UNFCCC and to the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism)

     

    Chart created using SankeyMATIC

     

    Units are millions of tonnes of CO2-equivalent (sometimes delightfully measured in teragrams/tg).

     

    The original chart, with a couple of per-sector breakdowns are here

     

    I extracted the data using the EU GHG emissions viewer, but the certificate has expired since then so might be a bit tricky to access now. I'd like to dive into the full dataset, but haven't found anything that can comfortably open a 180MB MS Access file without crashing (suggestions welcome).

     

    I've tweaked a few of the names and combined categories in places to make the chart a bit more readable. I've also combined Biomass and International Aviation/Shipping into the Energy totals, as they're not counted as part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme so whilst they're recorded, they're not included into the official EU totals.

     

    I've also got a bunch of historical trends for many of the sectors (1990-2016), which I'd be happy to post if anyone's interested. Also, if anyone has suggestions on different views, or would like to see more detail on specific sectors I'd be happy to post charts of those too!

     

    Definitions

     

    • Fugitive Emissions: Basically unintended leaks or releases of gases from industrial equipment
    • ODS: Ozone-depleting Substances. These are things like CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons), that used to be used as refrigerants. They have been largely phased out, and as a result, other products are required to replace them, hence the category 'Product Uses as Substitutes for ODS'
    • Enteric Fermentation: (more or less) digestion - emissions from livestock burps and farts. Sounds classier than 'cow farts' on a fancy diagram
    • International Navigation: International Shipping. Mostly shipping of cargo - cars, raw materials, all your cheap Amazon/Alibaba goods, that sort of thing.

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  • dudeguylikeme
    1 points Jun 24,2019, 11:30am

    Love this graphic but really would like to see the energy sector result broken down by source a little better. Where are you getting the raw data?

  • oli-hall
    1 points Jun 24,2019, 11:32am

    Source Data: EU emissions data (EU Emissions data by country and sector reported to the UNFCCC and to the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism)

     

    Chart created using SankeyMATIC

     

    Units are millions of tonnes of CO2-equivalent (sometimes delightfully measured in teragrams/tg).

     

    The original chart, with a couple of per-sector breakdowns are here

     

    I extracted the data using the EU GHG emissions viewer, but the certificate has expired since then so might be a bit tricky to access now. I'd like to dive into the full dataset, but haven't found anything that can comfortably open a 180MB MS Access file without crashing (suggestions welcome).

     

    I've tweaked a few of the names and combined categories in places to make the chart a bit more readable. I've also combined Biomass and International Aviation/Shipping into the Energy totals, as they're not counted as part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme so whilst they're recorded, they're not included into the official EU totals.

     

    I've also got a bunch of historical trends for many of the sectors (1990-2016), which I'd be happy to post if anyone's interested. Also, if anyone has suggestions on different views, or would like to see more detail on specific sectors I'd be happy to post charts of those too!

     

    Definitions

     

    • Fugitive Emissions: Basically unintended leaks or releases of gases from industrial equipment
    • ODS: Ozone-depleting Substances. These are things like CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons), that used to be used as refrigerants. They have been largely phased out, and as a result, other products are required to replace them, hence the category 'Product Uses as Substitutes for ODS'
    • Enteric Fermentation: (more or less) digestion - emissions from livestock burps and farts. Sounds classier than 'cow farts' on a fancy diagram
    • International Navigation: International Shipping. Mostly shipping of cargo - cars, raw materials, all your cheap Amazon/Alibaba goods, that sort of thing.

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Tracking Venezuela's Economic Decline by GDP Per Capita (2011-2018) [OC]

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[OC] My Facebook location data visualised - heatmap represents density and lines to connect sequential entries, red points are raw lat/long data (999 total)

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  • yougoodcunt
    18 points Jun 23,2019, 2:12am

    Facebook provides a ".json" of the most recent 999 entries of location access data, roughly 3 months in my case.

    This database is easily downloaded through Facebooks Security Page.

    This data was converted from .json to .csv.

    The program running the visualisation is QGIS, a free GIS mapping application, with the Google Maps Tile Server data and overlayed with the raw location data, and created a heatmap of point densities. I also created another layer that uses the UNIX timestamp information to plot out the order of pings for better understanding of movement.

    I then added a slightly less obvious heatmap (purple) using a simple time/distance algorithm where the purple is denser when the distance between pings is calculated and then compared to the timestamp of the preceding point. this in effect shows how slowly I'm moving in traffic, i.e. the areas where I'm moving slowly, thresholded (low-cut filtered) at about 20% to avoid a messy output. This is a heatmap of the matrix created using the aforementioned algorithm, not a linear process like the lines layer.

    All in all - I've learnt that Facebook 100% knows where I live, where I work (and how i get there), knows where my friends live, which fast food i eat, the stores i visit, etc..

    The original idea was to create a predictive neutral network to predict where I'll be at any given time and day out the week (12pm on a weekday should correlate to me being at work, for instance) and am in the process of creating a script that lets you upload and analyse your own Facebook data. Tossing up between an online form or a downloadable. exe, both have potential security risks and I'm weighing up the benefits of each.

    i think it's incredibly important to be aware of the personal big data corporations have, and that disabling location unless it's entirely necessary is an absolute no-brainer. Needing pinpoint accuracy to give you a weather forecast are the kind of "features" that companies use to acquire this data. in the case of Facebook - i actually cannot remember for the life of me why they "needed" to collect this data besides data mining and advertising mechanisms.

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  • yougoodcunt
    18 points Jun 23,2019, 2:12am

    Facebook provides a ".json" of the most recent 999 entries of location access data, roughly 3 months in my case.

    This database is easily downloaded through Facebooks Security Page.

    This data was converted from .json to .csv.

    The program running the visualisation is QGIS, a free GIS mapping application, with the Google Maps Tile Server data and overlayed with the raw location data, and created a heatmap of point densities. I also created another layer that uses the UNIX timestamp information to plot out the order of pings for better understanding of movement.

    I then added a slightly less obvious heatmap (purple) using a simple time/distance algorithm where the purple is denser when the distance between pings is calculated and then compared to the timestamp of the preceding point. this in effect shows how slowly I'm moving in traffic, i.e. the areas where I'm moving slowly, thresholded (low-cut filtered) at about 20% to avoid a messy output. This is a heatmap of the matrix created using the aforementioned algorithm, not a linear process like the lines layer.

    All in all - I've learnt that Facebook 100% knows where I live, where I work (and how i get there), knows where my friends live, which fast food i eat, the stores i visit, etc..

    The original idea was to create a predictive neutral network to predict where I'll be at any given time and day out the week (12pm on a weekday should correlate to me being at work, for instance) and am in the process of creating a script that lets you upload and analyse your own Facebook data. Tossing up between an online form or a downloadable. exe, both have potential security risks and I'm weighing up the benefits of each.

    i think it's incredibly important to be aware of the personal big data corporations have, and that disabling location unless it's entirely necessary is an absolute no-brainer. Needing pinpoint accuracy to give you a weather forecast are the kind of "features" that companies use to acquire this data. in the case of Facebook - i actually cannot remember for the life of me why they "needed" to collect this data besides data mining and advertising mechanisms.

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My 1,000 days on OkCupid [OC]

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  • meatenigma
    4 points Jun 23,2019, 9:29am

    This is a follow up post to My 500 days on OkCupid.

    Used tools:

    Excel and http://sankeymatic.com/build/ for the chart

    Source: my profile

    Legend

    • Tailored First Message: I tried to come up with an opener based on something on their profile or just something that came to my head
    • Canned First Message: I copy-pasted a previous first message I sent to someone earlier
    • Ladies First: When I was not the initiator of the conversation
    • Ghost: When the conversation partner vanished mid conversation
    • Cancelled date: We agreed on a time and place and she backed out
    • Stood me up: Agreed on a time and place and she never shoved up (ghosted afterwards)
    • Petered out: Neither party showed interest in continuing the conversation
    • Actual date: We met face-to-face
    • Ended: Either one of the parties explicitly stated that they are done with the conversation

    Comparisons: Here is a side by side comparison of the first 500 days (top) and the second (bottom) and an album view of everything

    Additional info

    • OkCupid is an online dating service that features multiple-choice questions in order to match members and encourages users to write about themselves extensively on their profiles. When I started using it, it was a desktop website that encouraged users to extensively write about themselves on their profile, answer questions and converse in a letter format. Somewhere around my 500th day they started to Tinderify the experience, meaning for example:
      • Rather then browsing profiles you are encouraged to play the hot-or-not swiping game
      • You can only converse with users who you mutually liked each other with (previously you could just as write to whomever)
      • You can send an introductory message to someone who did not (yet) like you back, however you can't see the sent message nor does their profile even show up until they like you back
      • Conversations are to be had in the instant messaging format
      • The algorithm that generated a match percentage for users based on their multiple choice questions and other profile elements were changed at least twice to give higher numbers
    • I'm in my mid thirties, heterosexual male and live in a large city in Europe where OKC is not popular at all
    • I have no explanation for the abysmal results of the second 500 days, as all the minor changes implemented were based on the data of the first 500 days

    Trivia

    • 15% of all initiated conversations ended in any kind of actual conversing, that is an 81% no response rate for the first 500 days and 91% for the second 500
    • 2.5% of all initiated conversations ended with an interaction of mutual understanding - 1.2% of those were dates
    • Out of the 5 initiated by others (Ladies First) that I did not answer:
      • 2 were objectively not what I was looking for (evident from my profile)
      • 1 was probably spam (user was deleted before I even logged in)
      • 1 was in a monogamous relationship and wanted to make friends
      • 1 was a man in drag
    • My average first message length changed from 222 characters in the first 500 days to 132 in the second 500 (mean of 123 to 111)
    • Apparently in the last few months I had over 70 profiles like me that I did not like back (I did not pay for premium services so I don't know who these are)
    • Still single
  • TheNocturne
    -2 points Jun 23,2019, 12:18pm

    You've gotta be doing something terribly wrong. I'm an average guy in low 30s. I used a mix of okcupid, plenty of fish, and eharmony. About 25% of my massages led to dates, mostly realizing we weren't compatible while grabbing food. Eventually found the right 1 and on our year and a half mark.

    When you tailor messages make sure it shows that you read their profile; comment on something they wrote, ask questions, etc.

    Never use canned messages.

    Less pictures is more. Find your best 2 or 3 recent pictures and just use those. If you have a bunch they might not like how you look in just 1 of the 10 you post, but it will worry them that the 1 picture they don't like will be more ofv what you look for. With the one I ended up with I actually used no pictures. I don't consider myself photogenic at all but know I'm decent looking in person, so no point in handicapping myself.

    Also, lots of girls on those sites just want a free dinner.. weed those out by suggesting a cheap date. A girl actually looking for a real date won't care, they will just want to get to know you.

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  • meatenigma
    4 points Jun 23,2019, 9:29am

    This is a follow up post to My 500 days on OkCupid.

    Used tools:

    Excel and http://sankeymatic.com/build/ for the chart

    Source: my profile

    Legend

    • Tailored First Message: I tried to come up with an opener based on something on their profile or just something that came to my head
    • Canned First Message: I copy-pasted a previous first message I sent to someone earlier
    • Ladies First: When I was not the initiator of the conversation
    • Ghost: When the conversation partner vanished mid conversation
    • Cancelled date: We agreed on a time and place and she backed out
    • Stood me up: Agreed on a time and place and she never shoved up (ghosted afterwards)
    • Petered out: Neither party showed interest in continuing the conversation
    • Actual date: We met face-to-face
    • Ended: Either one of the parties explicitly stated that they are done with the conversation

    Comparisons: Here is a side by side comparison of the first 500 days (top) and the second (bottom) and an album view of everything

    Additional info

    • OkCupid is an online dating service that features multiple-choice questions in order to match members and encourages users to write about themselves extensively on their profiles. When I started using it, it was a desktop website that encouraged users to extensively write about themselves on their profile, answer questions and converse in a letter format. Somewhere around my 500th day they started to Tinderify the experience, meaning for example:
      • Rather then browsing profiles you are encouraged to play the hot-or-not swiping game
      • You can only converse with users who you mutually liked each other with (previously you could just as write to whomever)
      • You can send an introductory message to someone who did not (yet) like you back, however you can't see the sent message nor does their profile even show up until they like you back
      • Conversations are to be had in the instant messaging format
      • The algorithm that generated a match percentage for users based on their multiple choice questions and other profile elements were changed at least twice to give higher numbers
    • I'm in my mid thirties, heterosexual male and live in a large city in Europe where OKC is not popular at all
    • I have no explanation for the abysmal results of the second 500 days, as all the minor changes implemented were based on the data of the first 500 days

    Trivia

    • 15% of all initiated conversations ended in any kind of actual conversing, that is an 81% no response rate for the first 500 days and 91% for the second 500
    • 2.5% of all initiated conversations ended with an interaction of mutual understanding - 1.2% of those were dates
    • Out of the 5 initiated by others (Ladies First) that I did not answer:
      • 2 were objectively not what I was looking for (evident from my profile)
      • 1 was probably spam (user was deleted before I even logged in)
      • 1 was in a monogamous relationship and wanted to make friends
      • 1 was a man in drag
    • My average first message length changed from 222 characters in the first 500 days to 132 in the second 500 (mean of 123 to 111)
    • Apparently in the last few months I had over 70 profiles like me that I did not like back (I did not pay for premium services so I don't know who these are)
    • Still single
  • TheNocturne
    -2 points Jun 23,2019, 12:18pm

    You've gotta be doing something terribly wrong. I'm an average guy in low 30s. I used a mix of okcupid, plenty of fish, and eharmony. About 25% of my massages led to dates, mostly realizing we weren't compatible while grabbing food. Eventually found the right 1 and on our year and a half mark.

    When you tailor messages make sure it shows that you read their profile; comment on something they wrote, ask questions, etc.

    Never use canned messages.

    Less pictures is more. Find your best 2 or 3 recent pictures and just use those. If you have a bunch they might not like how you look in just 1 of the 10 you post, but it will worry them that the 1 picture they don't like will be more ofv what you look for. With the one I ended up with I actually used no pictures. I don't consider myself photogenic at all but know I'm decent looking in person, so no point in handicapping myself.

    Also, lots of girls on those sites just want a free dinner.. weed those out by suggesting a cheap date. A girl actually looking for a real date won't care, they will just want to get to know you.

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Ages of NBA Draft picks, 1984-2019 [OC]

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  • 144XY
    1505 points Jun 21,2019, 2:19pm

    For others curious, the "NA" are players who never appeared in an NBA game. The most notable here is 1986's #2 pick Len Bias, who died two days after the draft from a drug overdose.

  • MacCracken
    600 points Jun 21,2019, 1:42pm

    Since 2002, there has not been a #1 pick that has been legally allowed to drink (in US).

  • Alnitak6x7
    69 points Jun 21,2019, 2:21pm

    Forgive my ignorance regarding basketball drafts, but what does the "NA" mean in this context? Surely every draftee has an age. Does it mean there was no pick for that slot? Wouldn't that mean that the next pick is the data point for that slot? For example, in 1984 there is no data for the 26th pick. But that would mean that the next pick was actually the 26th pick and not the 27th, right? Is there some idiosyncrasy of basketball drafts that causes a particular pick to remain open?

    Sorry for all the confusion on my part. Otherwise the data is presented exceptionally well and is, indeed, quite beautiful.

  • michellelabelle
    170 points Jun 21,2019, 3:45pm

    This can't be right. I was assured by many, many NCAA commercials that the real value of college athletics was the high-quality education and credentialing that scholar-athletes receive. Otherwise college sports would basically just be a taxpayer- and donation-subsidized minor-league system for professional sports leagues worth tens of billions of dollars.

    And on the other hand, how can the NBA survive in this competitive world when virtually none of its new hires have completed their bachleor's degrees?!

  • bbqchickenbball
    29 points Jun 21,2019, 1:08pm

    Source: basketball-reference Draft Finder

    Tool: R, ggplot2 package

  • GetThePapers12
    8 points Jun 21,2019, 2:59pm

    I wish someone did aome analysis on this but I feel like this has led to people players taking long to develop.

  • Hamsandwichmasterace
    19 points Jun 21,2019, 3:44pm

    I wonder what's the cause of this? Maybe developments in health allowing fitness to play a bigger part in ability?

  • ebState
    5 points Jun 21,2019, 4:43pm

    I wonder what the correction on this will be. I get trying to find the next lebron/Kobe/KG but these 18/19 year old picks miss so often and players like kawi/draymond/curry fall so low. And real honest to god NBA players go undrafted like (van vleet comes to mind just because of the finals).

  • siskulous
    62 points Jun 21,2019, 2:01pm

    That's an incredibly disturbing trend to me. It suggests that there are a lot of players in the NBA today who have no college education and thus are totally screwed if they have a career ending injury.

  • soma787
    2 points Jun 21,2019, 4:11pm

    Interesting but considering the current one and done philosophy over the finish school first this data is not surprising in the least.

  • TNvN3dyrwe
    5 points Jun 21,2019, 1:11pm

    Excellent. Fast & hard-hitting visual.

  • HeisenbergsSon
    1 points Jun 21,2019, 6:53pm

    Can’t blame them. NBA making players play a year of college or overseas before getting the good money. Just making those NCAA bastards more money

  • Thundarr15
    1 points Jun 21,2019, 7:43pm

    Career scoring average and games played would be cool to compare the youngest of the draftees to older ones. I wonder if that extra year of coaching would be better for them

  • ldc2626
    1 points Jun 21,2019, 8:36pm

    This makes a lot of sense. In the old days, being in school for multiple years meant you had a solid track record and was ready (not always as there were highschool draftees).

    In the recent era, if you stay in school for multiple years - teams start wondering why and question your potential. So young guys who want to get drafted early and get paid would do the one and done.

  • Wnc1981
    -1 points Jun 21,2019, 4:46pm

    Personal opinion of course, but all I see is a correlation between the average age of top (Lottery) picks and the the general decline of the actual quality and skill of the NBA player. The 80s and 90s NBA was far more entertaining than the NBA today.

  • TrillDough
    -2 points Jun 21,2019, 3:45pm

    This definitely shows some of the implications about how professional athletics organizations regard the post-career conditions of their players. This chart literally shows how the blacker the NBA got, the less they care about recruiting players after finishing college...

  • Kunta777
    -3 points Jun 21,2019, 5:47pm

    It's completely ruined the college game, which is a vastly superior product to the selfishness of the NBA. Greedy little bitches.

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  • 144XY
    1505 points Jun 21,2019, 2:19pm

    For others curious, the "NA" are players who never appeared in an NBA game. The most notable here is 1986's #2 pick Len Bias, who died two days after the draft from a drug overdose.

  • MacCracken
    600 points Jun 21,2019, 1:42pm

    Since 2002, there has not been a #1 pick that has been legally allowed to drink (in US).

  • yoavgutt
    67 points Jun 21,2019, 3:16pm

    If anybody is wondering who the early reds are john williams in 1986 who had an ok careerhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(basketball,_born_1966)But the other one is Shawn Kemp 17th in 1989! (The Blake Griffin of the 90s)

  • Alnitak6x7
    69 points Jun 21,2019, 2:21pm

    Forgive my ignorance regarding basketball drafts, but what does the "NA" mean in this context? Surely every draftee has an age. Does it mean there was no pick for that slot? Wouldn't that mean that the next pick is the data point for that slot? For example, in 1984 there is no data for the 26th pick. But that would mean that the next pick was actually the 26th pick and not the 27th, right? Is there some idiosyncrasy of basketball drafts that causes a particular pick to remain open?

    Sorry for all the confusion on my part. Otherwise the data is presented exceptionally well and is, indeed, quite beautiful.

  • michellelabelle
    170 points Jun 21,2019, 3:45pm

    This can't be right. I was assured by many, many NCAA commercials that the real value of college athletics was the high-quality education and credentialing that scholar-athletes receive. Otherwise college sports would basically just be a taxpayer- and donation-subsidized minor-league system for professional sports leagues worth tens of billions of dollars.

    And on the other hand, how can the NBA survive in this competitive world when virtually none of its new hires have completed their bachleor's degrees?!

  • bbqchickenbball
    29 points Jun 21,2019, 1:08pm

    Source: basketball-reference Draft Finder

    Tool: R, ggplot2 package

  • GetThePapers12
    8 points Jun 21,2019, 2:59pm

    I wish someone did aome analysis on this but I feel like this has led to people players taking long to develop.

  • Hamsandwichmasterace
    19 points Jun 21,2019, 3:44pm

    I wonder what's the cause of this? Maybe developments in health allowing fitness to play a bigger part in ability?

  • ebState
    5 points Jun 21,2019, 4:43pm

    I wonder what the correction on this will be. I get trying to find the next lebron/Kobe/KG but these 18/19 year old picks miss so often and players like kawi/draymond/curry fall so low. And real honest to god NBA players go undrafted like (van vleet comes to mind just because of the finals).

  • siskulous
    62 points Jun 21,2019, 2:01pm

    That's an incredibly disturbing trend to me. It suggests that there are a lot of players in the NBA today who have no college education and thus are totally screwed if they have a career ending injury.

  • soma787
    2 points Jun 21,2019, 4:11pm

    Interesting but considering the current one and done philosophy over the finish school first this data is not surprising in the least.

  • TNvN3dyrwe
    5 points Jun 21,2019, 1:11pm

    Excellent. Fast & hard-hitting visual.

  • HeisenbergsSon
    1 points Jun 21,2019, 6:53pm

    Can’t blame them. NBA making players play a year of college or overseas before getting the good money. Just making those NCAA bastards more money

  • Thundarr15
    1 points Jun 21,2019, 7:43pm

    Career scoring average and games played would be cool to compare the youngest of the draftees to older ones. I wonder if that extra year of coaching would be better for them

  • ldc2626
    1 points Jun 21,2019, 8:36pm

    This makes a lot of sense. In the old days, being in school for multiple years meant you had a solid track record and was ready (not always as there were highschool draftees).

    In the recent era, if you stay in school for multiple years - teams start wondering why and question your potential. So young guys who want to get drafted early and get paid would do the one and done.

  • Wnc1981
    -1 points Jun 21,2019, 4:46pm

    Personal opinion of course, but all I see is a correlation between the average age of top (Lottery) picks and the the general decline of the actual quality and skill of the NBA player. The 80s and 90s NBA was far more entertaining than the NBA today.

  • TrillDough
    -2 points Jun 21,2019, 3:45pm

    This definitely shows some of the implications about how professional athletics organizations regard the post-career conditions of their players. This chart literally shows how the blacker the NBA got, the less they care about recruiting players after finishing college...

  • Kunta777
    -3 points Jun 21,2019, 5:47pm

    It's completely ruined the college game, which is a vastly superior product to the selfishness of the NBA. Greedy little bitches.

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[OC] Electoral college over representation by race

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    1 points Jun 19,2019, 5:57pm

    This was made in Tableau using data from the Kaiser Foundation's 2017 demographics report and touched up in paint.net. I calculated over representation by multiplying the racial makeup in each state by that state's electors, and comparing those numbers to how many electors each racial group would recieve if electors were given according to popular vote alone.

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    This was made in Tableau using data from the Kaiser Foundation's 2017 demographics report and touched up in paint.net. I calculated over representation by multiplying the racial makeup in each state by that state's electors, and comparing those numbers to how many electors each racial group would recieve if electors were given according to popular vote alone.

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[OC] My 5-Month Weight Loss Progress

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  • axalon95
    638 points Jun 17,2019, 10:12am

    Really inspirational. I am in a similar situation. I am 170cm and 85.3kgs (measured today).

    Can you mention the pace of your walking?

    I have an ACL injury so walking is the only cardio I can do currently.

    Also how many cheat days did you have?

  • Animal_Companion
    293 points Jun 17,2019, 8:30am

    At the beginning of this year, I decided to lose some weight via calorie counting. Two days ago, I hit my goal weight, and made an infographic of all of my data.

    Disclaimer: The energy intake values depicted in the infographic are extremely low. Replicate at your own risk. If in doubt, please seek advice from a medical professional.

    Data collection details:

    • Energy intake logged daily via the MyFitnessPal iOS app
    • Steps logged daily via iPhone 7 / XS and the iOS Health app
    • Weight measured weekly via digital bathroom scales (week-to-week weight differences were quite volatile)

    Calculation details:

    • Volatile weekly energy deficit derived from volatile weekly weight loss, using the assumption that all weight loss is fat (1 kg = 37,000 kJ)
    • Volatile weekly energy usage derived by adding weekly energy intake and volatile weekly energy deficit
    • Weekly BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) derived using Mifflin St. Jeor BMR formula and current weekly weight
    • Volatile weekly BMR activity factor derived by dividing volatile weekly energy usage by weekly BMR
    • Average BMR activity factor calculated by dividing sum of volatile weekly energy usage by sum of weekly BMR, excluding values from the first week (to prevent the initial loss of water weight from skewing the results)
    • Smoothed weekly energy usage estimated by multiplying average BMR activity factor by weekly BMR

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    • Data graphed using Microsoft Excel
    • Visualisations edited using Adobe Photoshop
  • Rellim03
    20 points Jun 17,2019, 10:33am

    Did you take measurements of your hips or waist or anything during the 5 months?

    It would be interesting to see what parts of the body lost the weight compared to other parts.

    What would you change if you did it again? Maybe a little strength training have made a big difference in the muscle to fat ratio?

  • Gillmacs
    19 points Jun 17,2019, 11:11am

    Congratulations! You have inspired me to do something similar with today having been day 1 for me. Weigh in this morning at 109.8 kgs and at 183cm that is far too much!

    Hopefully with decent exercise and a much better diet I can head in a similar direction.

  • Hrle91
    66 points Jun 17,2019, 9:30am

    I just realized we have almost the exact same weight loss plan and height. The only difference is that I'm 21. How does it feel to lose 20 kg?

  • LeCrushinator
    23 points Jun 17,2019, 1:21pm

    1000 calories deficit per day over 5 months. A pound of weight is roughly 3000 calories so that's about 1/3rd of a lb per day, over about 150 days. So 50 lbs lost just off of reducing calories.

    Calories in, calories out. Math checks out.

    Most people don't seem to realize that you don't need a lot of exercise to lose weight, you just need to eat less, or eat better. Cut out sugary drinks, switch some carbs to protein possibly, and just consume smaller quantities.

  • Rs9OrxchP0
    32 points Jun 17,2019, 11:07am

    Crazy to think this amount of walking is actually average or below average in nyc. I regularly put in 8k per day. 10-16k if I’m running errands or out all day.

  • SkylerM-M
    39 points Jun 17,2019, 9:48am

    My Canadian self read this in pounds and wanted to call you crazy for thinking 90lbs is obese. Awesome job on the graphic OP!

  • purpleheadedwarrior
    7 points Jun 17,2019, 11:23am

    Hello: Congrats on your plan and sticking to it.

    I am wondering if you know what was different for you week 12?

  • akmmaeng
    5 points Jun 17,2019, 10:57am

    Did you use any heart rate monitoring? I’ve always notice when I am trying to get into as good of shape as possible for things like grappling tournaments and doing a lot of cardio my resting heart rate tends to drop. It then raises a bit at my normal activity level

  • B_S_N
    6 points Jun 17,2019, 12:06pm

    I am an avid gym goer. I weight train at least 5 days a week for the last 7-8 years. Never really taken many days off, and longest time out of the gym has been only 2 months because of a major home remodel. Over these years I never really watched what I ate besides getting enough protein in my diet to gain muscle. In this time I went from a 145 lb highscooler to now a 195 lb adult. I can forsure say that weight loss is 90-95% about diet and making sure you are in a calorie deficit for yourself.

  • Victorinox2
    4 points Jun 17,2019, 12:30pm

    4443 kJ/day? That feels hard, congrats! I can barely do 12500-13000. Luckily I'm pretty tall (193 cm and a bit over 90 kg) so I lose about 1kg per week as well.

  • MyGg29
    10 points Jun 17,2019, 11:10am

    If my math is correct, 4443kJ is 1100 kCal. Recommended input is ~2000

    I feel like you starved yourself but if it works it works right?

    I hope you stay at this weight!

  • IamaRead
    3 points Jun 17,2019, 11:01am

    Hey, that is a really good addition to this subreddit and and a good journey for you!

    I appreciate you sharing as much as you did share with us. I would be very interested in a blood test / checkup of your values at a doctor to see the effects of this very efficient weight loss (also it could ensure a regular Vitamin intake I personally struggle with). Such a consultation and the blood test could be a pretty good stepping stone for others (without the thought of missing out / doing things wrong).

  • Podalirius
    3 points Jun 17,2019, 11:32am

    Any loose skin? My starting weight is about the same as yours, height is 175cm, I'm shooting for 70kg and my wife says I'm probably gonna have loose skin.

  • anth8668
    3 points Jun 17,2019, 11:37am

    Interesting stats and you've looked in to it a fair bit. Well done on the loss man and keep it up.

    Is it just walking that you have done? No other gym exercise or anything? Also what is your eating pattern like during this time and what is your daily activity - job/school etc?

  • Sillyputtynutsack
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 6:38pm

    Can you please convert this into a more understandable American format?Cheeseburgers by bald eagles or guns per lard will be acceptable.Thank you

  • LokoloMSE
    7 points Jun 17,2019, 9:27am

    Well done. I'd be interested in your food diary. Mine is currently set to daily goal of 1650 and not really losing any weight. I don't have breakfast and a sandwich for lunch is easily 500 calories, which would be half my allowance!

    However, I do 8k+ steps and go spinning once a week (trying to push to twice).

    Unfortunately the weight loss has taken a backseat as I am on holiday at an all inclusive resort. Will go back to it on Thursday!

  • funky411
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 10:39am

    I think you’re R2 value would be much better for your BMR activity factor variance analysis if you removed the 2 outliers. Nice work!!

  • hawxxer
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 1:51pm

    In bodybuilding most people say, one should loose 0.5 kg per week an start to eat 500 kcal less, than the daily need. As you mentioned eating only the half of you daily need is very low. But anyway good job op! :)

  • eternus
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 10:25am

    I love all this data. I hate BMI for its generic, one-size-fits-all format. Nice work to OP for tracking and mapping it.

  • drunkferret
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 11:33am

    Great demonstration of weight loss being primarily about calories, OP.

    I'm generally a OMAD person but I've been making this pizza recipe that's fairly balanced nutritionally that people counting calories trying to lose weight might be interested in.

    454g lukewarm water11g sugar   11g active dry yeast 11g salt    25g olive oil620g King Arthur 100g ground flaxseed

    Knead it a bunch (stand mixer ideal) and it can sit in the fridge for a solid 4 days (gone longer but it gets sour-dough-y). Based off this recipe (just added flax). +2 cups of moz and 25 slices of pepperoni comes out to ~1300 calories. I've been doing one of those and a protein shake + lifting some weights during the work day casually to lose weight...fairly well under my TDEE (not as extreme as OP though). Down almost 15 lbs in ~2 months (started as 6'3" 225 lbs though).

    Breaks down at a glance to (per ~300 gram pizza w/ toppings, recipe makes 4 pizzas):

    Protein: 31% 419 kcalFat: 26% 353 kcalCarbohydrates: 42% 561 kcal

    ...and you get to eat pizza and lose weight. Ideal, for me at least.

    Quick edit but once I get sub 200 lbs again I plan to eat two pizzas and a protein shake a day and see what happens.

  • grepe
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 2:25pm

    ok, so you ate less than half of your energy output for 4 months.

    that kind of thing would certainly lead to a weight loss... but i am not sure how much of it comes from decreasing muscle and how much was fat.

  • Rambo272727
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:20am

    I dont know why but all I saw was Ferrari technicians working on a Ferrari being like " Mentre la macchina è sempre bella, sarebbe meglio se potessimo ottenere una riduzione di peso."

    Good job though I want to lose weight.

  • rigil5
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:28am

    First off, congratulations. Good job. I'm tryna lose weight as well. Just by diet and probably 6k steps on weekdays. I really dunno how much weight I've lost. But people tell me you've become a little thin, which makes me happy. I really hope whats happening is a fat loss and not a weight loss.

  • kakakakapopo
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:31am

    Wow that's an amazing achievement! I went from 87 — 66ish and its taken me over a year and a shit load of running at the crack of dawn. To lose that much in that space of time is incredible!

  • eV1Te
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 12:35pm

    Nice charts. In the last charts though, if you would remove the two outliers to the right, all the other data seems to show a much better correlation. Could it be that those two points have some error/randomness to them?

  • K-Panggg
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 1:06pm

    Give us some details on your diet. I'm a female and walk an average of 10k steps a day, I've put on some weight in the last few months and been having trouble getting it off... It'd be great to know what you were eating.

  • Notrollinonshabbos
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:33pm

    What did your diet consist of in the real of caloric intake? Did you simple us ACIAC or a more specific diet program?

  • CTC42
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:43pm

    So you were eating 1000 calories a day? What the fuck?

    I’m already in decent shape (27, M, 167cm, 134lbs) but I’m trying to lose a few lbs for athletic reasons and I’ve found myself being completely fatigued from hunger if I dip under 1800.

  • Preform_Perform
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:51pm

    I've been trying to lose weight this year, but I've hit a hard plateau of around 165 lbs. Any tips to break through?

  • Impetus37
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:54pm

    Thats very impressive in 5 months, good job.

    I wonder, how many calories were you eating on avg? Because i used to weigh 95kg, then i started eating about 1500 calories and it took like 1.5 year for me to drop down to 67kg, i was excercising couple times a week. I wonder if i maybe have hypothyroidism, feels like it shouldve gone down faster, and i have other symptoms.

  • vegan_native
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:00pm

    You ended up around me. That's amazing. Im 5'7 and 60.3 kg. Hate that people always pick on me on how skinny i am.

  • Lexiouse
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:09pm

    Im 170cm aswel but i got a complete opposite problem. I just cant get myself to eat it becomes physicaly impossible to swallow food.

  • somethingstoadd
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:30pm

    That is like one of the best post I have seen here.It's informative, clear, eye-catching and not cluttered.

    Bravo. You deserve all the upvotes.

  • MenumorutZisCrapu
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:38pm

    Congratulations! I've been trying this for a while, but i only have a bit of a chubby belly, i am not obese at all. It's difficult.

  • genmischief
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 4:17pm

    This is fantastic. Your starting point is my end goal!

    I started at 320lbs and am down to 288.1 as of today!

    Thanks for the motivation, the long term chart is very encouraging!

  • patriickz
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 4:25pm

    Meanwhile I'm one of those persons who needs to gain weight. And u know what? Zero help, Zero info, zero anything. Aren't there people out there who are underweight like me? I've been trying to gain weight the last 2 years. I weigh 50 kgs approx. And I'm 1.75 long. I've always been on the lighter side but I'm too light now. Anyone knows how to GAIN weight? Oh and don't see " eat more ". It really isn't that simple. I'm even putting my life on the line when I say it's harder to gain weight than lose it. In a state where you want to than. Not some normal weight guy suddenly eating twice the calories. I'm talking someone who has been underweight that wants to gain.

  • coolfir3pwnz
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 4:52pm

    This is awesome. I tried to track all of this, but found myself getting in my own head and tripping up, so the only way I measure my progress now is the mirror and photos. Posting this on the chance that someone else finds themselves in a similar situation.

  • chaosbutters
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 5:37pm

    Any tricks to eat less? I always fall off the wagon 😭😭

  • yosidy
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 5:44pm

    Nice job losing that weight!

    Rather than micromanage my food intake, I have always preferred exercise. Figure if I don't change anything about my eating habits but exercise enough to burn 500-1000 calories a day, then I'm doing good.

    I walk 4-10 miles a day depending on how much time I have and I take a minute or two every couple hours to do some pushups/pullups/planks/dips/squats or whatever exercise I can do wherever I happen to be.

  • dimbledore
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 5:52pm

    I’m 185cm and at the start of Feb (after getting back from a food based trip to the US) was at 93kg. Currently I’m 86kg and aiming for 78-80, so half way there! Thanks for inspiring me to keep going!

  • Tee_H
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 6:01pm

    Woahhh I'm 178cm & ≈84kg & try to lose weight too!Currently 10000 steps daily for 11 days this month already :D

  • BrokenDogLeg7
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 6:11pm

    I cannot understand these measurements. OP, please translate these strange numbers into cheeseburgers per heart attack, so everyone can understand!

  • JudgementalPrick
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 7:42pm

    Good on you!

    Calories in, calories out. It's not that complicated unless you're looking for a loophole to eat ice cream.

  • GuysImConfused
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 8:10pm

    I'm at 17 bmi, I'm trying my best to gain weight but it's hard.

    Hopefully one day I'll be able to post a reverse graph like this.

  • PeachyKeenest
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 8:22pm

    That is awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

    Wish all I had to do was walk. I pretty much cannot have calories unless I'm doing high intensity if I want to lose those 5 or 10 pounds. Auugghh.... you're not a female, are you?

  • chana777
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 8:46pm

    Thank you for your post. I really liked it. I'm in a similar position (~85kg 169cm) so it's also an inspiration. You mentioned that it's 90%+ eating and I agree. I was able to lose 8kg over two months and food intake was a big factor. It'd be really informative if there was some information about food intake as well but I know that this is much harder to measure.

    Congratulations on your weight loss and wish you the best in maintaining the weight (no sarcasm intended).

  • Pastill
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:28am

    I had a goal of losing wight down to 80 kg when I started working out. But according to my doctor I would still be weighing 90 kg with 0% body fat. So I had to change my goals.

  • Major_Motoko
    -5 points Jun 17,2019, 10:16am

    you're not losing ~five pounds at week 16 being ~145lbs while eating a DAMN thing, its just not possible.

  • Pepisaverage
    -1 points Jun 17,2019, 10:26am

    How are you planning to keep this up?

    Because weight loss could be seen as the easy part, the hard part is not to fall back into unhealthy habits.

    (I once lost half a stone deliberately to see how easy it was. I'm already at the lower end of BMI anyway, but was curious. I did it through not having dinner for a month and not snacking.)

    Best of luck anyways!

  • schoppi_m
    -1 points Jun 17,2019, 10:29am

    Congratulations!

    Please stay at your actual eating and sport habits. Or at least don't fall back on your old habits and develop new habits, that help you to stay at your desires weight! So you can avoid the JoJo-effect.

  • jlb8
    -9 points Jun 17,2019, 10:24am

    You're doing really well and you're graphs nice but to make a picky point (as you're starting to get a bit scientific) weight is measured in Newtons while mass is measured in kg.

  • Kookie_Face
    0 points Jun 17,2019, 4:52pm

    While this is a wonderful start, your average kJ intake per day works out to 1051 calories (?). Can't help but wondering how much you were eating before this and if such a sudden calorie deficit didn't drastically affect your lean body mass.

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  • axalon95
    638 points Jun 17,2019, 10:12am

    Really inspirational. I am in a similar situation. I am 170cm and 85.3kgs (measured today).

    Can you mention the pace of your walking?

    I have an ACL injury so walking is the only cardio I can do currently.

    Also how many cheat days did you have?

  • Animal_Companion
    293 points Jun 17,2019, 8:30am

    At the beginning of this year, I decided to lose some weight via calorie counting. Two days ago, I hit my goal weight, and made an infographic of all of my data.

    Disclaimer: The energy intake values depicted in the infographic are extremely low. Replicate at your own risk. If in doubt, please seek advice from a medical professional.

    Data collection details:

    • Energy intake logged daily via the MyFitnessPal iOS app
    • Steps logged daily via iPhone 7 / XS and the iOS Health app
    • Weight measured weekly via digital bathroom scales (week-to-week weight differences were quite volatile)

    Calculation details:

    • Volatile weekly energy deficit derived from volatile weekly weight loss, using the assumption that all weight loss is fat (1 kg = 37,000 kJ)
    • Volatile weekly energy usage derived by adding weekly energy intake and volatile weekly energy deficit
    • Weekly BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) derived using Mifflin St. Jeor BMR formula and current weekly weight
    • Volatile weekly BMR activity factor derived by dividing volatile weekly energy usage by weekly BMR
    • Average BMR activity factor calculated by dividing sum of volatile weekly energy usage by sum of weekly BMR, excluding values from the first week (to prevent the initial loss of water weight from skewing the results)
    • Smoothed weekly energy usage estimated by multiplying average BMR activity factor by weekly BMR

    Visualisation details:

    • Data graphed using Microsoft Excel
    • Visualisations edited using Adobe Photoshop
  • dustyloops
    136 points Jun 17,2019, 10:26am

    Great data, but one comment: If you're getting an R2 of 0.0077 I'm not sure it's worth fitting that line as it implies there's almost no correlation between that model and the variance of your data

    Well done!

  • Rellim03
    20 points Jun 17,2019, 10:33am

    Did you take measurements of your hips or waist or anything during the 5 months?

    It would be interesting to see what parts of the body lost the weight compared to other parts.

    What would you change if you did it again? Maybe a little strength training have made a big difference in the muscle to fat ratio?

  • Gillmacs
    19 points Jun 17,2019, 11:11am

    Congratulations! You have inspired me to do something similar with today having been day 1 for me. Weigh in this morning at 109.8 kgs and at 183cm that is far too much!

    Hopefully with decent exercise and a much better diet I can head in a similar direction.

  • Hrle91
    66 points Jun 17,2019, 9:30am

    I just realized we have almost the exact same weight loss plan and height. The only difference is that I'm 21. How does it feel to lose 20 kg?

  • LeCrushinator
    23 points Jun 17,2019, 1:21pm

    1000 calories deficit per day over 5 months. A pound of weight is roughly 3000 calories so that's about 1/3rd of a lb per day, over about 150 days. So 50 lbs lost just off of reducing calories.

    Calories in, calories out. Math checks out.

    Most people don't seem to realize that you don't need a lot of exercise to lose weight, you just need to eat less, or eat better. Cut out sugary drinks, switch some carbs to protein possibly, and just consume smaller quantities.

  • Rs9OrxchP0
    32 points Jun 17,2019, 11:07am

    Crazy to think this amount of walking is actually average or below average in nyc. I regularly put in 8k per day. 10-16k if I’m running errands or out all day.

  • SkylerM-M
    39 points Jun 17,2019, 9:48am

    My Canadian self read this in pounds and wanted to call you crazy for thinking 90lbs is obese. Awesome job on the graphic OP!

  • purpleheadedwarrior
    7 points Jun 17,2019, 11:23am

    Hello: Congrats on your plan and sticking to it.

    I am wondering if you know what was different for you week 12?

  • akmmaeng
    5 points Jun 17,2019, 10:57am

    Did you use any heart rate monitoring? I’ve always notice when I am trying to get into as good of shape as possible for things like grappling tournaments and doing a lot of cardio my resting heart rate tends to drop. It then raises a bit at my normal activity level

  • B_S_N
    6 points Jun 17,2019, 12:06pm

    I am an avid gym goer. I weight train at least 5 days a week for the last 7-8 years. Never really taken many days off, and longest time out of the gym has been only 2 months because of a major home remodel. Over these years I never really watched what I ate besides getting enough protein in my diet to gain muscle. In this time I went from a 145 lb highscooler to now a 195 lb adult. I can forsure say that weight loss is 90-95% about diet and making sure you are in a calorie deficit for yourself.

  • Victorinox2
    4 points Jun 17,2019, 12:30pm

    4443 kJ/day? That feels hard, congrats! I can barely do 12500-13000. Luckily I'm pretty tall (193 cm and a bit over 90 kg) so I lose about 1kg per week as well.

  • MyGg29
    10 points Jun 17,2019, 11:10am

    If my math is correct, 4443kJ is 1100 kCal. Recommended input is ~2000

    I feel like you starved yourself but if it works it works right?

    I hope you stay at this weight!

  • IamaRead
    3 points Jun 17,2019, 11:01am

    Hey, that is a really good addition to this subreddit and and a good journey for you!

    I appreciate you sharing as much as you did share with us. I would be very interested in a blood test / checkup of your values at a doctor to see the effects of this very efficient weight loss (also it could ensure a regular Vitamin intake I personally struggle with). Such a consultation and the blood test could be a pretty good stepping stone for others (without the thought of missing out / doing things wrong).

  • Podalirius
    3 points Jun 17,2019, 11:32am

    Any loose skin? My starting weight is about the same as yours, height is 175cm, I'm shooting for 70kg and my wife says I'm probably gonna have loose skin.

  • anth8668
    3 points Jun 17,2019, 11:37am

    Interesting stats and you've looked in to it a fair bit. Well done on the loss man and keep it up.

    Is it just walking that you have done? No other gym exercise or anything? Also what is your eating pattern like during this time and what is your daily activity - job/school etc?

  • Sillyputtynutsack
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 6:38pm

    Can you please convert this into a more understandable American format?Cheeseburgers by bald eagles or guns per lard will be acceptable.Thank you

  • LokoloMSE
    7 points Jun 17,2019, 9:27am

    Well done. I'd be interested in your food diary. Mine is currently set to daily goal of 1650 and not really losing any weight. I don't have breakfast and a sandwich for lunch is easily 500 calories, which would be half my allowance!

    However, I do 8k+ steps and go spinning once a week (trying to push to twice).

    Unfortunately the weight loss has taken a backseat as I am on holiday at an all inclusive resort. Will go back to it on Thursday!

  • funky411
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 10:39am

    I think you’re R2 value would be much better for your BMR activity factor variance analysis if you removed the 2 outliers. Nice work!!

  • hawxxer
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 1:51pm

    In bodybuilding most people say, one should loose 0.5 kg per week an start to eat 500 kcal less, than the daily need. As you mentioned eating only the half of you daily need is very low. But anyway good job op! :)

  • eternus
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 10:25am

    I love all this data. I hate BMI for its generic, one-size-fits-all format. Nice work to OP for tracking and mapping it.

  • drunkferret
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 11:33am

    Great demonstration of weight loss being primarily about calories, OP.

    I'm generally a OMAD person but I've been making this pizza recipe that's fairly balanced nutritionally that people counting calories trying to lose weight might be interested in.

    454g lukewarm water11g sugar   11g active dry yeast 11g salt    25g olive oil620g King Arthur 100g ground flaxseed

    Knead it a bunch (stand mixer ideal) and it can sit in the fridge for a solid 4 days (gone longer but it gets sour-dough-y). Based off this recipe (just added flax). +2 cups of moz and 25 slices of pepperoni comes out to ~1300 calories. I've been doing one of those and a protein shake + lifting some weights during the work day casually to lose weight...fairly well under my TDEE (not as extreme as OP though). Down almost 15 lbs in ~2 months (started as 6'3" 225 lbs though).

    Breaks down at a glance to (per ~300 gram pizza w/ toppings, recipe makes 4 pizzas):

    Protein: 31% 419 kcalFat: 26% 353 kcalCarbohydrates: 42% 561 kcal

    ...and you get to eat pizza and lose weight. Ideal, for me at least.

    Quick edit but once I get sub 200 lbs again I plan to eat two pizzas and a protein shake a day and see what happens.

  • grepe
    2 points Jun 17,2019, 2:25pm

    ok, so you ate less than half of your energy output for 4 months.

    that kind of thing would certainly lead to a weight loss... but i am not sure how much of it comes from decreasing muscle and how much was fat.

  • Rambo272727
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:20am

    I dont know why but all I saw was Ferrari technicians working on a Ferrari being like " Mentre la macchina è sempre bella, sarebbe meglio se potessimo ottenere una riduzione di peso."

    Good job though I want to lose weight.

  • rigil5
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:28am

    First off, congratulations. Good job. I'm tryna lose weight as well. Just by diet and probably 6k steps on weekdays. I really dunno how much weight I've lost. But people tell me you've become a little thin, which makes me happy. I really hope whats happening is a fat loss and not a weight loss.

  • kakakakapopo
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:31am

    Wow that's an amazing achievement! I went from 87 — 66ish and its taken me over a year and a shit load of running at the crack of dawn. To lose that much in that space of time is incredible!

  • eV1Te
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 12:35pm

    Nice charts. In the last charts though, if you would remove the two outliers to the right, all the other data seems to show a much better correlation. Could it be that those two points have some error/randomness to them?

  • K-Panggg
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 1:06pm

    Give us some details on your diet. I'm a female and walk an average of 10k steps a day, I've put on some weight in the last few months and been having trouble getting it off... It'd be great to know what you were eating.

  • Notrollinonshabbos
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:33pm

    What did your diet consist of in the real of caloric intake? Did you simple us ACIAC or a more specific diet program?

  • CTC42
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:43pm

    So you were eating 1000 calories a day? What the fuck?

    I’m already in decent shape (27, M, 167cm, 134lbs) but I’m trying to lose a few lbs for athletic reasons and I’ve found myself being completely fatigued from hunger if I dip under 1800.

  • Preform_Perform
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:51pm

    I've been trying to lose weight this year, but I've hit a hard plateau of around 165 lbs. Any tips to break through?

  • Impetus37
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 2:54pm

    Thats very impressive in 5 months, good job.

    I wonder, how many calories were you eating on avg? Because i used to weigh 95kg, then i started eating about 1500 calories and it took like 1.5 year for me to drop down to 67kg, i was excercising couple times a week. I wonder if i maybe have hypothyroidism, feels like it shouldve gone down faster, and i have other symptoms.

  • vegan_native
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:00pm

    You ended up around me. That's amazing. Im 5'7 and 60.3 kg. Hate that people always pick on me on how skinny i am.

  • Lexiouse
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:09pm

    Im 170cm aswel but i got a complete opposite problem. I just cant get myself to eat it becomes physicaly impossible to swallow food.

  • somethingstoadd
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:30pm

    That is like one of the best post I have seen here.It's informative, clear, eye-catching and not cluttered.

    Bravo. You deserve all the upvotes.

  • MenumorutZisCrapu
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 3:38pm

    Congratulations! I've been trying this for a while, but i only have a bit of a chubby belly, i am not obese at all. It's difficult.

  • genmischief
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 4:17pm

    This is fantastic. Your starting point is my end goal!

    I started at 320lbs and am down to 288.1 as of today!

    Thanks for the motivation, the long term chart is very encouraging!

  • patriickz
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 4:25pm

    Meanwhile I'm one of those persons who needs to gain weight. And u know what? Zero help, Zero info, zero anything. Aren't there people out there who are underweight like me? I've been trying to gain weight the last 2 years. I weigh 50 kgs approx. And I'm 1.75 long. I've always been on the lighter side but I'm too light now. Anyone knows how to GAIN weight? Oh and don't see " eat more ". It really isn't that simple. I'm even putting my life on the line when I say it's harder to gain weight than lose it. In a state where you want to than. Not some normal weight guy suddenly eating twice the calories. I'm talking someone who has been underweight that wants to gain.

  • coolfir3pwnz
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 4:52pm

    This is awesome. I tried to track all of this, but found myself getting in my own head and tripping up, so the only way I measure my progress now is the mirror and photos. Posting this on the chance that someone else finds themselves in a similar situation.

  • chaosbutters
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 5:37pm

    Any tricks to eat less? I always fall off the wagon 😭😭

  • yosidy
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 5:44pm

    Nice job losing that weight!

    Rather than micromanage my food intake, I have always preferred exercise. Figure if I don't change anything about my eating habits but exercise enough to burn 500-1000 calories a day, then I'm doing good.

    I walk 4-10 miles a day depending on how much time I have and I take a minute or two every couple hours to do some pushups/pullups/planks/dips/squats or whatever exercise I can do wherever I happen to be.

  • dimbledore
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 5:52pm

    I’m 185cm and at the start of Feb (after getting back from a food based trip to the US) was at 93kg. Currently I’m 86kg and aiming for 78-80, so half way there! Thanks for inspiring me to keep going!

  • Tee_H
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 6:01pm

    Woahhh I'm 178cm & ≈84kg & try to lose weight too!Currently 10000 steps daily for 11 days this month already :D

  • BrokenDogLeg7
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 6:11pm

    I cannot understand these measurements. OP, please translate these strange numbers into cheeseburgers per heart attack, so everyone can understand!

  • JudgementalPrick
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 7:42pm

    Good on you!

    Calories in, calories out. It's not that complicated unless you're looking for a loophole to eat ice cream.

  • GuysImConfused
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 8:10pm

    I'm at 17 bmi, I'm trying my best to gain weight but it's hard.

    Hopefully one day I'll be able to post a reverse graph like this.

  • PeachyKeenest
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 8:22pm

    That is awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

    Wish all I had to do was walk. I pretty much cannot have calories unless I'm doing high intensity if I want to lose those 5 or 10 pounds. Auugghh.... you're not a female, are you?

  • chana777
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 8:46pm

    Thank you for your post. I really liked it. I'm in a similar position (~85kg 169cm) so it's also an inspiration. You mentioned that it's 90%+ eating and I agree. I was able to lose 8kg over two months and food intake was a big factor. It'd be really informative if there was some information about food intake as well but I know that this is much harder to measure.

    Congratulations on your weight loss and wish you the best in maintaining the weight (no sarcasm intended).

  • Pastill
    1 points Jun 17,2019, 11:28am

    I had a goal of losing wight down to 80 kg when I started working out. But according to my doctor I would still be weighing 90 kg with 0% body fat. So I had to change my goals.

  • Major_Motoko
    -5 points Jun 17,2019, 10:16am

    you're not losing ~five pounds at week 16 being ~145lbs while eating a DAMN thing, its just not possible.

  • Pepisaverage
    -1 points Jun 17,2019, 10:26am

    How are you planning to keep this up?

    Because weight loss could be seen as the easy part, the hard part is not to fall back into unhealthy habits.

    (I once lost half a stone deliberately to see how easy it was. I'm already at the lower end of BMI anyway, but was curious. I did it through not having dinner for a month and not snacking.)

    Best of luck anyways!

  • schoppi_m
    -1 points Jun 17,2019, 10:29am

    Congratulations!

    Please stay at your actual eating and sport habits. Or at least don't fall back on your old habits and develop new habits, that help you to stay at your desires weight! So you can avoid the JoJo-effect.

  • jlb8
    -9 points Jun 17,2019, 10:24am

    You're doing really well and you're graphs nice but to make a picky point (as you're starting to get a bit scientific) weight is measured in Newtons while mass is measured in kg.

  • Kookie_Face
    0 points Jun 17,2019, 4:52pm

    While this is a wonderful start, your average kJ intake per day works out to 1051 calories (?). Can't help but wondering how much you were eating before this and if such a sudden calorie deficit didn't drastically affect your lean body mass.

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  • TheDrMonocle
    1511 points Jun 12,2019, 11:30pm

    7 days seems like a fairly quick response time. It's impressive how much gets fixed throughout the year just in time for winter to fuck it all up again.

  • Tankninja1
    239 points Jun 13,2019, 12:12am

    I bet the map for Peoria is just one big red square all year. Seriously you can't fix a pot hole if the whole road is a pot hole.

  • Olds77421
    65 points Jun 13,2019, 1:04am

    Finally some data to validate my anger! West Town is an absolute widowmaker for rims.

    I've hit potholes there so big and hard that my soul leaves my body for a moment and I audibly apologize to my car.

  • probenation
    124 points Jun 13,2019, 12:41am

    I am actually impressed that it looks like an even distribution. The cynic in me just assumed the nice neighborhoods were serviced first.

  • trevorData
    24 points Jun 12,2019, 11:58pm

    Looks like the image previewer is cutting off the end of the gif, so if you are having trouble viewing, please use the direct link

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  • okko7
    16 points Jun 13,2019, 1:22am

    I'm surprised that there are so many potholes. I've seen that in Italy, Greece or India, but in no other European country. What makes this so common?

  • 4745454B
    9 points Jun 13,2019, 4:57am

    Jaguar is working on a system where cars report pot holes over IOTA network, so that drivers get paid in microtransactions for their cars reporting potholes.

  • nithi2023
    15 points Jun 13,2019, 6:30am

    Pothole condition of Roads in India

    * Including NH & SH Roads.

    * Based on data as of June 2019.

    * The area marked in grey are the exact location of potholes.

  • slowgojoe
    3 points Jun 13,2019, 2:16am

    So there seems to be a very strong correlation with winter. So why do the roads in Hawaii suck so bad?

  • NotMrMike
    3 points Jun 13,2019, 3:39am

    I wanna see one of these for Guildford UK, but I get the feeling its just gonna be a constant red blob.

  • mxlun
    5 points Jun 12,2019, 11:49pm

    Seems like Chi has a good system in place that others could benefit from picking up on. Curious to see how the winter months bring it back down as time goes on, however

  • Afeazo
    4 points Jun 13,2019, 1:08am

    I see a block on this map not too far from where i used to live, and i can tell it is probably not entirely accurate. That block was the center of many trucking and industrial yards, and the roads there were the worst out of anywhere else in the city that I know of. You had to drive 15mph down side streets just because the road was so bad. Either this map is based on reported potholes thru the 311 number and for some reason the truck drivers and workers at the factories never reported it, or this map is innacurate.

  • kvnkrkptrck
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 8:45am

    The only aspect of this that bothers me is the denominator, labeled km^2. Wouldn't frequency per km of road give a cleaner perspective? Or does km^2 refer to the whole surface area of road (in which case, nevermind this question)?

  • cash___si58
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 9:27am

    Who is destroying the roads every January? The city keeps fixing them but at the start of every year some random dude destroys all their hard work! /s

  • SirFancyBread
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 11:52am

    Well they were doing a good job until they let them all come back, seems like they're making it a cycle on purpose to waste tax money. r/sarcasm

  • PsychomanRandySavage
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 2:29am

    I have a hard time trusting this data because I’ve had intimate relationships with several of the same unpatched potholes in the city for years.

  • BlackKiwi
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 2:42am

    When the gif replayed itself I thought they suddenly got a boatload more potholes at the beginning of the year until I checked the time

  • Thistookmedays
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 5:10am

    All of our 'potholes' get fixed almost instantly by a response team. Most I've seen is a day. Saw in a list we have some of the best roads in the world. Little space, lot of people, guess we don't have a different option. Greetings from The Netherlands.

  • rangaman42
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 7:41am

    What's with the seasonal change? You guys have hibernating potholes or something? Was there a major earthquake that year?

  • DigitzedGorilla
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 9:38am

    You should see the state of some of the roads in the United Kingdom. Years of austerity have ruined our roads!

  • klaxz1
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 10:06am

    I’ve noticed that pothole appears after snowplows have cleared a road. I think that the snow and ice “grabs” the pavement and pulls out chunks when the plow goes by.

  • Zephere901
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 10:22am

    By fix do you mean just put a big metal plate over the pot hole? Come over to Portage park for a demonstration

  • moneytide
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 11:32am

    In some places, I've noticed that potholes emerge where there is more acceleration in one spot over time. For example, stop lights or signs where traffic idles and then pushes against the ground in the same general area. Think of a cartoon where the character runs in place for a moment and generates high abrasion in one spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbcu6upPKrY

    I wonder if there is a way to pave these types of "high pressure" areas differently with a more sturdy, albeit more expensive, material to counter this acceleration effect. The parts of road where traffic is expected to always be moving would have less risk of wearing out over time.

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  • Saveallthekitties
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 12:37pm

    The entire island of St Croix would be one big red blob, year round. Our potholes could eat a small car, lol.

  • DJLunacy
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 1:42pm

    I wonder if something like this exists for Michigan?

    Probably not, the whole state nearly would be a red dot.

  • fatherwombat
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 2:19pm

    The maintenance crew must be masochists, to work so hard only to watch it fall apart again in a few months.

  • liewithme_
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 3:28pm

    Still not as much as the immediate Kansas City metro area. Swear to god there’s more actual potholes than street in this damn city. 🙄🙄

  • jayradano
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 4:15pm

    Who the fuck tracks potholes this extensively!? It seems like fixing them would take a hell of a lot less work. 🤔

  • d1danny
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 6:36am

    Just moved to Chicago. Some people told me that the city workers do a crappy job on purpose so they can go back and do the work again. Job security paid by tax payers i guess

  • NFSOMMER
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 8:01am

    Use the roadway materials they use in germany and this wouldn't happen.

    Gotta keep the crooked unions pockets full. That lobby money is nice.

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  • TheDrMonocle
    1511 points Jun 12,2019, 11:30pm

    7 days seems like a fairly quick response time. It's impressive how much gets fixed throughout the year just in time for winter to fuck it all up again.

  • Tankninja1
    239 points Jun 13,2019, 12:12am

    I bet the map for Peoria is just one big red square all year. Seriously you can't fix a pot hole if the whole road is a pot hole.

  • trevorData
    244 points Jun 12,2019, 11:12pm

    The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) oversees the patching of potholes on over 4,000 miles of arterial and residential streets in Chicago. CDOT receives reports of potholes through the 311 call center and uses a computerized mapping and tracking system to identify pothole locations and efficiently schedule crews. One call to 311 can generate multiple pothole repairs. When a crew arrives to repair a 311 pothole, it fills all the other potholes within the block. Pothole repairs are generally completed within 7 days from the first report of a pothole to 311. Weather conditions, particularly frigid temps and precipitation, influence how long a repair takes. On days when weather is cooperative and there is no precipitation, crews can fill several thousand potholes.


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  • Olds77421
    65 points Jun 13,2019, 1:04am

    Finally some data to validate my anger! West Town is an absolute widowmaker for rims.

    I've hit potholes there so big and hard that my soul leaves my body for a moment and I audibly apologize to my car.

  • probenation
    124 points Jun 13,2019, 12:41am

    I am actually impressed that it looks like an even distribution. The cynic in me just assumed the nice neighborhoods were serviced first.

  • trevorData
    24 points Jun 12,2019, 11:58pm

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  • okko7
    16 points Jun 13,2019, 1:22am

    I'm surprised that there are so many potholes. I've seen that in Italy, Greece or India, but in no other European country. What makes this so common?

  • 4745454B
    9 points Jun 13,2019, 4:57am

    Jaguar is working on a system where cars report pot holes over IOTA network, so that drivers get paid in microtransactions for their cars reporting potholes.

  • nithi2023
    15 points Jun 13,2019, 6:30am

    Pothole condition of Roads in India

    * Including NH & SH Roads.

    * Based on data as of June 2019.

    * The area marked in grey are the exact location of potholes.

  • slowgojoe
    3 points Jun 13,2019, 2:16am

    So there seems to be a very strong correlation with winter. So why do the roads in Hawaii suck so bad?

  • NotMrMike
    3 points Jun 13,2019, 3:39am

    I wanna see one of these for Guildford UK, but I get the feeling its just gonna be a constant red blob.

  • mxlun
    5 points Jun 12,2019, 11:49pm

    Seems like Chi has a good system in place that others could benefit from picking up on. Curious to see how the winter months bring it back down as time goes on, however

  • Afeazo
    4 points Jun 13,2019, 1:08am

    I see a block on this map not too far from where i used to live, and i can tell it is probably not entirely accurate. That block was the center of many trucking and industrial yards, and the roads there were the worst out of anywhere else in the city that I know of. You had to drive 15mph down side streets just because the road was so bad. Either this map is based on reported potholes thru the 311 number and for some reason the truck drivers and workers at the factories never reported it, or this map is innacurate.

  • kvnkrkptrck
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 8:45am

    The only aspect of this that bothers me is the denominator, labeled km^2. Wouldn't frequency per km of road give a cleaner perspective? Or does km^2 refer to the whole surface area of road (in which case, nevermind this question)?

  • cash___si58
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 9:27am

    Who is destroying the roads every January? The city keeps fixing them but at the start of every year some random dude destroys all their hard work! /s

  • SirFancyBread
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 11:52am

    Well they were doing a good job until they let them all come back, seems like they're making it a cycle on purpose to waste tax money. r/sarcasm

  • PsychomanRandySavage
    2 points Jun 13,2019, 2:29am

    I have a hard time trusting this data because I’ve had intimate relationships with several of the same unpatched potholes in the city for years.

  • BlackKiwi
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 2:42am

    When the gif replayed itself I thought they suddenly got a boatload more potholes at the beginning of the year until I checked the time

  • Thistookmedays
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 5:10am

    All of our 'potholes' get fixed almost instantly by a response team. Most I've seen is a day. Saw in a list we have some of the best roads in the world. Little space, lot of people, guess we don't have a different option. Greetings from The Netherlands.

  • rangaman42
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 7:41am

    What's with the seasonal change? You guys have hibernating potholes or something? Was there a major earthquake that year?

  • DigitzedGorilla
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 9:38am

    You should see the state of some of the roads in the United Kingdom. Years of austerity have ruined our roads!

  • klaxz1
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 10:06am

    I’ve noticed that pothole appears after snowplows have cleared a road. I think that the snow and ice “grabs” the pavement and pulls out chunks when the plow goes by.

  • Zephere901
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 10:22am

    By fix do you mean just put a big metal plate over the pot hole? Come over to Portage park for a demonstration

  • moneytide
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 11:32am

    In some places, I've noticed that potholes emerge where there is more acceleration in one spot over time. For example, stop lights or signs where traffic idles and then pushes against the ground in the same general area. Think of a cartoon where the character runs in place for a moment and generates high abrasion in one spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbcu6upPKrY

    I wonder if there is a way to pave these types of "high pressure" areas differently with a more sturdy, albeit more expensive, material to counter this acceleration effect. The parts of road where traffic is expected to always be moving would have less risk of wearing out over time.

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  • Saveallthekitties
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 12:37pm

    The entire island of St Croix would be one big red blob, year round. Our potholes could eat a small car, lol.

  • DJLunacy
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 1:42pm

    I wonder if something like this exists for Michigan?

    Probably not, the whole state nearly would be a red dot.

  • fatherwombat
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 2:19pm

    The maintenance crew must be masochists, to work so hard only to watch it fall apart again in a few months.

  • liewithme_
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 3:28pm

    Still not as much as the immediate Kansas City metro area. Swear to god there’s more actual potholes than street in this damn city. 🙄🙄

  • jayradano
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 4:15pm

    Who the fuck tracks potholes this extensively!? It seems like fixing them would take a hell of a lot less work. 🤔

  • d1danny
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 6:36am

    Just moved to Chicago. Some people told me that the city workers do a crappy job on purpose so they can go back and do the work again. Job security paid by tax payers i guess

  • NFSOMMER
    1 points Jun 13,2019, 8:01am

    Use the roadway materials they use in germany and this wouldn't happen.

    Gotta keep the crooked unions pockets full. That lobby money is nice.

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    1760 points Jun 11,2019, 11:20am

    I've used Lost Circles myself on facebook, it is extremely interesting. My biggest groups were my home city, my university city, and extended family. The most interesting part was seeing the connections between them that I had never expected. It turned out some people I play sports at uni with happen to be friends with people I used to live near at home! It's so weird, everyone is so connected

  • DrawTings
    2113 points Jun 11,2019, 11:02am

    When I think of data is beautiful. This is the exact kind of post I imagine. Thank you for this OP.

  • tootsaysthetrain
    791 points Jun 11,2019, 10:12am

    EDIT: Wow, thanks for the platinum....... and four gold, three awesome original content and four silver! I'm very flattered, I'll just go ahead and retire and move to a distant paradise island on some subreddit now. Much love kind redditor strangers!

    EDIT 4: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH PYTHON CODE SKILLS! Since this post got a lot of traction, I got keen on doing a similar visualisation with the amount of messages exchanged between me and my facebook friends. If anyone is good at coding with python and would be up to help getting the data. I would love to to a follow up post! I found this article that makes the scraping more effective since we're talking about thousands of messages.

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    Several people have told me that they get temporarily blocked on Facebook after trying to use Lost circles saying something that they use up too much traffic. There's nothing illegal about getting the data, but please proceed with care. There might be a solution to this, although this is just a hypothesis. The problem seems to be restricted to americans, this might be because of Facebook's geographically centred precautions for bots / fake news.

    Also try checking out this youtube tutorial. The guy in the video doesn't use Lost Circles to scrape the data, but he describes how to process it in Gephi.

    Solution: Try using a VPN, set it to somewhere in Europe and see if the problem disappears. If the problem is still there, try uninstalling the add-on and see if you can access your friends again.

    EDIT 3: From your amazing input and kind words, I decided to present an UPDATED VERSION. I've taken some different things in consideration about the layout of the legend and decided to not sort them after how big of a portion they make out, but rather how easy it is to read as well as sizing up the labels a bit and making the text uppercase. The graph is about soft data and getting a feeling about information rather than quantifying it.

    Since I have gotten some requests of the pure visualisation itself without the legend....HERE IS THE CLEAN VISUAL

    I hope you enjoy!

    _____________________________________________

    So I’m not usually a statistics junkie and this is my first post here, I hope you enjoy! It was really fun to create this infographic and also eye-opening to get an understanding of how I’m connected to my friends, but mostly how they are connected to each other.

    Source: The data is scraped from Facebook using the free chrome add-on Lost Circles and derives from my friends and the mutual friends each and everyone have with the friends of mine. It took about an hour to scrape all the data. The names of the people got a bit messed up as I could only save the file as a .JSON or .graphml file instead of the preferred format .gdf which is not shown in the picture anyway, but made it a bit harder to define who is who.

    Tools: It is then processed using Gephi (also free software) to visualise the data. Although a rookie, the graph is generated through an edited Forced Atlas algorithm. The color code is defined by using a modularity class to group the different friends together. The distance between the groups of friends is defined by the amount of intermediate connections between the different groups of friends.

    I also tried to run an average degree to increase the size of the nodes of the friends that are mostly connected without succeeding. But then I also thought that it wouldn't make any sense to show which person is most connected for the sake of the format that I'm posting here, where you can't zoom in and see who that person is.

    Lastly, the graphics is edited in illustrator to make it more easily interpreted and adding the labels and the written statistics of the groups. A tip if you want to edit the nodes in illustrator and you're not that experienced (thickness of the nodes, colors, et.c) is to use Select > Same > Fill / stroke.

    Input: If anyone is experienced in using Gephi, I would love to hear if there is any possibility to add pictures to the nodes as well as moving groups of people manually, instead of solely relying on the algorithm. Lost circles own visualisation tool offers pictures, but the representation is messy, can't group people and is laggy overall when you try to move individuals. Also, another thing is if there is any possibility to get the correct names of the individuals, I now see the links to their facebook profiles instead.

    I won't post the raw data for integrity reasons.

    Happy to hear your thoughts and feedback, as well as answering any questions if you have any!

  • Silentarian
    314 points Jun 11,2019, 1:13pm

    This is awesome OP! I actually recently mapped connections between all my friends since college. I can see similarities:https://m.imgur.com/gallery/LOSr9

    Edit: Aww, thanks for the gold!Edit 2: A second gold?! Guys, stop. My joke was awful.

  • LuxLoser
    102 points Jun 11,2019, 11:47am

    I saw “Stockholm Miscellaneous”, assumed the syndrome and not the city, and wondered how terrible a childhood you had.

  • ERJ21
    94 points Jun 11,2019, 11:03am

    This is begging to be turned into an album cover:

    “Relations - Self Titled”

  • quasarj
    22 points Jun 11,2019, 1:05pm

    My first thought at the title "relations" was that this was a graph of your sexual partners. I was quite impressed/horrified.

  • pawnman99
    21 points Jun 11,2019, 1:18pm

    I'm kind of amazed at how separated your MA program was from all the other groups. Did you go to a unique or unusual school after your BA?

  • deleted
    16 points Jun 11,2019, 11:00am

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  • Highandfast
    23 points Jun 11,2019, 12:03pm

    I tried Lost Circles and a few seconds into the scraping, Facebook told me that I was "blocked from using this feature" because I was "too fast". So this extension cannot be used. Any idea/recommendation?

  • riffology
    11 points Jun 11,2019, 11:26am

    Is it just me or does anyone else see a pattern that almost reflects a human body.

    Edit: Well done OP, especially for someone that describes themselves as a newbie. I know people experienced in visualisations that have never made something this good.

  • NauticalJeans
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 2:45pm

    So apparently it is true that people stop making friends after college...

    (Though strangely that has not been my experience, which may be an advantage of being single in my late 20s)

  • Janikole
    17 points Jun 11,2019, 11:42am

    This graph is gorgeous. To someone like me who values friendships more than anything else this is like visualizing the meaning of life. Thank you for sharing this

  • jmerlinb
    5 points Jun 11,2019, 2:33pm

    This is fantastic. Looks like some kind of futuristic cyberpunk jellyfish.

    Also, you should post this to r/DataArt, they'd really dig this over there!

  • _0x0_
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 3:08pm

    How do you have so many friends, or are these just people in your facebook friends list? You can't possibly remember all these people, is data fed through facebook/twitter/linkedin connections or something?

  • derp0x00
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 3:11pm

    I wondered why workplace friendships were not represented, and then saw you used Facebook for your data source. Is this a causal relationship?

    Especially for military folks, their work life shapes everything from where they live to how long, as well as who is accessible and what kind of community they live in (barracks, base, overseas)

  • KWilt
    5 points Jun 11,2019, 6:10pm

    How stoked would you have been if one of those people from your Transatlantic trip somehow, by some miracle, linked back to another one of your associates?

  • ArcticWizard14
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 3:22pm

    What the fuck, visuals are getting insane for data. Like seriously, one of the most beautiful and intuitive visuals I have seen to date. Fucking, GPU to the extreme

  • aceofspaece
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 5:19pm

    Anyone a teacher thinking about how to use this in their classroom? I teach technical communication at a university in the US and I've been experimenting with data visualization for a while. This could be a good tool for projects like mine.

  • upyoars
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 7:48pm

    This kinda makes me feel like shit.. considering i had basically 0 friends in college, highschool, and my childhood.. maybe 2 friends at most... it seems like it only gets significantly harder outside of those 3 stages of life.. damn.. FML!

  • simonbleu
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 12:19pm

    When I read "stocholm" I instantly wondered if you were kidnapped and now you have a really fucked up friendship

  • ticonderoga4
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 4:15pm

    Someone’s got a lot of friends! If this were visually represented for me it would probably be 5 or so dots

  • Tenk1507
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 5:19pm

    You know i would be really interested in the degree distribution of this. It's probably a scale-free network but that's just an educated guess.

  • Bobsweget
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 5:49pm

    You can almost visualize the butterfly effect. Imagine if just one of these relationships changed it would cascade into the future, maybe your mom never met your dad or the sperm next to you becomes their new baby, and the genetic code that would have became "you" is dripping out of your moms vagina post-coitus.

  • 1Dru
    2 points Jun 12,2019, 2:24am

    This is beautiful! I’m just starting to learn data visualization and I’d love to produce something like this.

  • xMisterVx
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 11:31am

    Interesting. So you haven't moved out of your home town, at least until recently? Funny that in my case I (and my friends) would have massively more contacts from Masters times than any other group.

  • Gillmacs
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 12:03pm

    This is great. I'm keen to have a go at creating something similar for my own group of friends, if I can figure out how!

    Edit for questions and observations: I find it surprising that apart form a couple of exceptions there aren't that many close links between your 3 uni groups. I assume that your family fall into the childhood section?

  • ich_habe_keine_kase
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 1:03pm

    Incredibly cool. I just got back from my college reunion and, despite having gone to a pretty large school, it was crazy seeing how many people that I knew in completely different contexts (friends from my freshman dorm, colleagues from my work study jobs, friends from class, friends from my major) actually knew each other (some of whom even met after we graduated by moving to the same cities or meeting through alumni networks). I'd love to see a visualization like this of just my contacts from school color coded by how I knew them.

  • kharmatika
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:01pm

    This is my favorite thing to explore, finding the random connections people you connect with have with other people you connect with

  • Qojiberries
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:48pm

    A question from a noob who just likes to look at pretty pictures. Is there a point in having the data visualization for the high school group separated out like that? Or for the groups themselves separated into that specific order? Is it a product of the visualizer or something else?

  • seishi
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:53pm

    I had to look up that "Kith and kin" meant. Thought it was a band or Bible study group.

    kith and kin. Friends and family, as in Everyone was invited, kith and kin as well as distant acquaintances. This expression dates from the 1300s and originally meant “countrymen” (kith meant “one's native land”) and “family members.”

  • tootsaysthetrain
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 3:22pm

    I work in the design industry which is a lot less formal I would assume. I hung out with my colleagues and saw them as friends. They made up a considerable portion of “Stockholm miscellaneous” and I decided to put them in the same group as the people I got to know in Stockholm that wasn’t from BA uni or were friends with BA uni people. That’s why the Stockholm group is so small.

  • aliquise
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 4:21pm

    Wow. I want it.

    But as of now it would kinda be just one spot.. More realistically a starfish with a rectangle or so, but pretty boring stuff :D

  • Starbourne8
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 4:23pm

    If Keith and Kim make up 5% then he’s got 40 friends.

    If I’m doing the math right, that’s about 100 friends more than what I have.

  • possiblymyrealname
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:12pm

    Cool but where's Kevin Bacon fit into this

  • dumptiedom
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:26pm

    It makes me wonder if the people who seem to be key due to their connection in your life events are also pivotal people in your life? For example the person in the centre linking alot of ba university campus with BA University course and also has links to your high school and childhood. Can you recall who this is and have they impacted your life more than others?

  • dansaysno
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:30pm

    I apologize if this has been asked elsewhere, but do you think exporting your Facebook data would have the same effect (without risking a temporary ban from the platform by using Lost Circles)? They make it pretty way to get an archive of all your data, including things like connections.

  • Maximum136
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:44pm

    Did you categorize these friends yourself OP? If so this data would be really useful for testing my community detection algorithm. I’ve had a hard time finding good datasets with ground truth communities.

  • Kilir
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:20pm

    Very cool graph, it's almost an art piece in itself. Reading the statistics does make me a bit sad though. As someone who didn't care for his childhood or the people in it, and didn't do college, I really only draw from the Highschool category, which does seem accurate for the people I'm close to now. Sucks to have missed out on things like childhood friends though.

  • xxnicoli
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:52pm

    So confused how it can configure interconnections if that data isn’t even present. I’ll give it a go again and see what I can figure out. Thanks for the quick response!

  • theappendixofchrist3
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:08pm

    The center of the big purple blob up top is my friend John Stewart.

    /Not the TV show host. Probably the one you know.

  • deleted
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:12pm

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  • Lambo802
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:27pm

    Can someone explain why the red is lower to the ground and green and blue are higher up? I would think that only the size of the cluster matters, not the height/position.

  • IHeartRadiation
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:19pm

    I remember when LinkedIn used to have a tool that did this for your business connections. I actually discovered a few people that crossed friend/work groups that I didn't know were connected.

  • Gallade2643
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:50pm

    let me get this straight. each dot is a person and each line represents some kind of relationship so this graph shows how suprisingly connected your friend groups are?

  • ecwixie
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:56pm

    This is my favorite thing to explore, finding the random connections people you connect with have with other people you connect with

  • Taboransky
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:30am

    How come you had 4 friends that connect to a lot of people of your childhood, but don't know each other? :o (nodes on top)

  • tootsaysthetrain
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:34am

    I checked Gephi and those are nothing specific. I got surprised myself. I think it’s just a bug in the algorithm that distributed the nodes.

    They are in fact equally connected. Every in relation has an out relation, so even though it looks like they’re not connected, they are. Do you see what I mean?

  • wallingtondeadalone
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 7:12am

    Hey, I am trying to use Lost Circles to try my hand at making something like this, but the links field in the json, that is basically the links between my friends comes up empty. Any idea why that is happening?

  • life_is_deuce
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 5:52pm

    You made more friends on your transatlantic trip than I have in my entire life. I'm 36

  • ragsnbones
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 1:13pm

    This data is truly deserving of the title “beautiful”. Well done OP!

    Physics and chemistry gave us the interconnected stars of the universe. Then biology gave us the interconnected neurons of a brain. And after that, culture gave us the interconnected people of society. The pattern keeps repeating. Maybe we will see it repeated again...?

  • CMDR_WDX
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 9:35pm

    This is art. Can we have a high res picture without the legend?

  • deleted
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 1:19am

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  • PhilTheStampede
    -57 points Jun 11,2019, 11:01am

    And for those of you who argue uniqueness and individuality over mob mentality and group-think, here is your scientific proof that you are dumb.

COMMENTS

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    1 points Jun 11,2019, 10:46am

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  • StonedGibbon
    1760 points Jun 11,2019, 11:20am

    I've used Lost Circles myself on facebook, it is extremely interesting. My biggest groups were my home city, my university city, and extended family. The most interesting part was seeing the connections between them that I had never expected. It turned out some people I play sports at uni with happen to be friends with people I used to live near at home! It's so weird, everyone is so connected

  • DrawTings
    2113 points Jun 11,2019, 11:02am

    When I think of data is beautiful. This is the exact kind of post I imagine. Thank you for this OP.

  • VeganJoy
    232 points Jun 11,2019, 11:27am

    Damn, the colors look really nice. It’s neat to see how distinct certain friend groups are from each other.

  • tootsaysthetrain
    791 points Jun 11,2019, 10:12am

    EDIT: Wow, thanks for the platinum....... and four gold, three awesome original content and four silver! I'm very flattered, I'll just go ahead and retire and move to a distant paradise island on some subreddit now. Much love kind redditor strangers!

    EDIT 4: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH PYTHON CODE SKILLS! Since this post got a lot of traction, I got keen on doing a similar visualisation with the amount of messages exchanged between me and my facebook friends. If anyone is good at coding with python and would be up to help getting the data. I would love to to a follow up post! I found this article that makes the scraping more effective since we're talking about thousands of messages.

    EDIT 2:

    If any moderator is reading this comment, please pin it to the top. If not, dear redditor, please upvote this comment so that people that want to create their own graphic can see the instructions

    Try this at home, but proceed with care (risk of temporary Facebook block)

    Several people have told me that they get temporarily blocked on Facebook after trying to use Lost circles saying something that they use up too much traffic. There's nothing illegal about getting the data, but please proceed with care. There might be a solution to this, although this is just a hypothesis. The problem seems to be restricted to americans, this might be because of Facebook's geographically centred precautions for bots / fake news.

    Also try checking out this youtube tutorial. The guy in the video doesn't use Lost Circles to scrape the data, but he describes how to process it in Gephi.

    Solution: Try using a VPN, set it to somewhere in Europe and see if the problem disappears. If the problem is still there, try uninstalling the add-on and see if you can access your friends again.

    EDIT 3: From your amazing input and kind words, I decided to present an UPDATED VERSION. I've taken some different things in consideration about the layout of the legend and decided to not sort them after how big of a portion they make out, but rather how easy it is to read as well as sizing up the labels a bit and making the text uppercase. The graph is about soft data and getting a feeling about information rather than quantifying it.

    Since I have gotten some requests of the pure visualisation itself without the legend....HERE IS THE CLEAN VISUAL

    I hope you enjoy!

    _____________________________________________

    So I’m not usually a statistics junkie and this is my first post here, I hope you enjoy! It was really fun to create this infographic and also eye-opening to get an understanding of how I’m connected to my friends, but mostly how they are connected to each other.

    Source: The data is scraped from Facebook using the free chrome add-on Lost Circles and derives from my friends and the mutual friends each and everyone have with the friends of mine. It took about an hour to scrape all the data. The names of the people got a bit messed up as I could only save the file as a .JSON or .graphml file instead of the preferred format .gdf which is not shown in the picture anyway, but made it a bit harder to define who is who.

    Tools: It is then processed using Gephi (also free software) to visualise the data. Although a rookie, the graph is generated through an edited Forced Atlas algorithm. The color code is defined by using a modularity class to group the different friends together. The distance between the groups of friends is defined by the amount of intermediate connections between the different groups of friends.

    I also tried to run an average degree to increase the size of the nodes of the friends that are mostly connected without succeeding. But then I also thought that it wouldn't make any sense to show which person is most connected for the sake of the format that I'm posting here, where you can't zoom in and see who that person is.

    Lastly, the graphics is edited in illustrator to make it more easily interpreted and adding the labels and the written statistics of the groups. A tip if you want to edit the nodes in illustrator and you're not that experienced (thickness of the nodes, colors, et.c) is to use Select > Same > Fill / stroke.

    Input: If anyone is experienced in using Gephi, I would love to hear if there is any possibility to add pictures to the nodes as well as moving groups of people manually, instead of solely relying on the algorithm. Lost circles own visualisation tool offers pictures, but the representation is messy, can't group people and is laggy overall when you try to move individuals. Also, another thing is if there is any possibility to get the correct names of the individuals, I now see the links to their facebook profiles instead.

    I won't post the raw data for integrity reasons.

    Happy to hear your thoughts and feedback, as well as answering any questions if you have any!

  • Silentarian
    314 points Jun 11,2019, 1:13pm

    This is awesome OP! I actually recently mapped connections between all my friends since college. I can see similarities:https://m.imgur.com/gallery/LOSr9

    Edit: Aww, thanks for the gold!Edit 2: A second gold?! Guys, stop. My joke was awful.

  • LuxLoser
    102 points Jun 11,2019, 11:47am

    I saw “Stockholm Miscellaneous”, assumed the syndrome and not the city, and wondered how terrible a childhood you had.

  • ERJ21
    94 points Jun 11,2019, 11:03am

    This is begging to be turned into an album cover:

    “Relations - Self Titled”

  • quasarj
    22 points Jun 11,2019, 1:05pm

    My first thought at the title "relations" was that this was a graph of your sexual partners. I was quite impressed/horrified.

  • pawnman99
    21 points Jun 11,2019, 1:18pm

    I'm kind of amazed at how separated your MA program was from all the other groups. Did you go to a unique or unusual school after your BA?

  • deleted
    16 points Jun 11,2019, 11:00am

    [removed]

  • Highandfast
    23 points Jun 11,2019, 12:03pm

    I tried Lost Circles and a few seconds into the scraping, Facebook told me that I was "blocked from using this feature" because I was "too fast". So this extension cannot be used. Any idea/recommendation?

  • riffology
    11 points Jun 11,2019, 11:26am

    Is it just me or does anyone else see a pattern that almost reflects a human body.

    Edit: Well done OP, especially for someone that describes themselves as a newbie. I know people experienced in visualisations that have never made something this good.

  • NauticalJeans
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 2:45pm

    So apparently it is true that people stop making friends after college...

    (Though strangely that has not been my experience, which may be an advantage of being single in my late 20s)

  • Janikole
    17 points Jun 11,2019, 11:42am

    This graph is gorgeous. To someone like me who values friendships more than anything else this is like visualizing the meaning of life. Thank you for sharing this

  • jmerlinb
    5 points Jun 11,2019, 2:33pm

    This is fantastic. Looks like some kind of futuristic cyberpunk jellyfish.

    Also, you should post this to r/DataArt, they'd really dig this over there!

  • _0x0_
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 3:08pm

    How do you have so many friends, or are these just people in your facebook friends list? You can't possibly remember all these people, is data fed through facebook/twitter/linkedin connections or something?

  • derp0x00
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 3:11pm

    I wondered why workplace friendships were not represented, and then saw you used Facebook for your data source. Is this a causal relationship?

    Especially for military folks, their work life shapes everything from where they live to how long, as well as who is accessible and what kind of community they live in (barracks, base, overseas)

  • KWilt
    5 points Jun 11,2019, 6:10pm

    How stoked would you have been if one of those people from your Transatlantic trip somehow, by some miracle, linked back to another one of your associates?

  • ArcticWizard14
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 3:22pm

    What the fuck, visuals are getting insane for data. Like seriously, one of the most beautiful and intuitive visuals I have seen to date. Fucking, GPU to the extreme

  • aceofspaece
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 5:19pm

    Anyone a teacher thinking about how to use this in their classroom? I teach technical communication at a university in the US and I've been experimenting with data visualization for a while. This could be a good tool for projects like mine.

  • upyoars
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 7:48pm

    This kinda makes me feel like shit.. considering i had basically 0 friends in college, highschool, and my childhood.. maybe 2 friends at most... it seems like it only gets significantly harder outside of those 3 stages of life.. damn.. FML!

  • simonbleu
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 12:19pm

    When I read "stocholm" I instantly wondered if you were kidnapped and now you have a really fucked up friendship

  • ticonderoga4
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 4:15pm

    Someone’s got a lot of friends! If this were visually represented for me it would probably be 5 or so dots

  • Tenk1507
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 5:19pm

    You know i would be really interested in the degree distribution of this. It's probably a scale-free network but that's just an educated guess.

  • Bobsweget
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 5:49pm

    You can almost visualize the butterfly effect. Imagine if just one of these relationships changed it would cascade into the future, maybe your mom never met your dad or the sperm next to you becomes their new baby, and the genetic code that would have became "you" is dripping out of your moms vagina post-coitus.

  • 1Dru
    2 points Jun 12,2019, 2:24am

    This is beautiful! I’m just starting to learn data visualization and I’d love to produce something like this.

  • xMisterVx
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 11:31am

    Interesting. So you haven't moved out of your home town, at least until recently? Funny that in my case I (and my friends) would have massively more contacts from Masters times than any other group.

  • Gillmacs
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 12:03pm

    This is great. I'm keen to have a go at creating something similar for my own group of friends, if I can figure out how!

    Edit for questions and observations: I find it surprising that apart form a couple of exceptions there aren't that many close links between your 3 uni groups. I assume that your family fall into the childhood section?

  • ich_habe_keine_kase
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 1:03pm

    Incredibly cool. I just got back from my college reunion and, despite having gone to a pretty large school, it was crazy seeing how many people that I knew in completely different contexts (friends from my freshman dorm, colleagues from my work study jobs, friends from class, friends from my major) actually knew each other (some of whom even met after we graduated by moving to the same cities or meeting through alumni networks). I'd love to see a visualization like this of just my contacts from school color coded by how I knew them.

  • kharmatika
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:01pm

    This is my favorite thing to explore, finding the random connections people you connect with have with other people you connect with

  • Qojiberries
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:48pm

    A question from a noob who just likes to look at pretty pictures. Is there a point in having the data visualization for the high school group separated out like that? Or for the groups themselves separated into that specific order? Is it a product of the visualizer or something else?

  • seishi
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:53pm

    I had to look up that "Kith and kin" meant. Thought it was a band or Bible study group.

    kith and kin. Friends and family, as in Everyone was invited, kith and kin as well as distant acquaintances. This expression dates from the 1300s and originally meant “countrymen” (kith meant “one's native land”) and “family members.”

  • tootsaysthetrain
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 3:22pm

    I work in the design industry which is a lot less formal I would assume. I hung out with my colleagues and saw them as friends. They made up a considerable portion of “Stockholm miscellaneous” and I decided to put them in the same group as the people I got to know in Stockholm that wasn’t from BA uni or were friends with BA uni people. That’s why the Stockholm group is so small.

  • aliquise
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 4:21pm

    Wow. I want it.

    But as of now it would kinda be just one spot.. More realistically a starfish with a rectangle or so, but pretty boring stuff :D

  • Starbourne8
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 4:23pm

    If Keith and Kim make up 5% then he’s got 40 friends.

    If I’m doing the math right, that’s about 100 friends more than what I have.

  • possiblymyrealname
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:12pm

    Cool but where's Kevin Bacon fit into this

  • dumptiedom
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:26pm

    It makes me wonder if the people who seem to be key due to their connection in your life events are also pivotal people in your life? For example the person in the centre linking alot of ba university campus with BA University course and also has links to your high school and childhood. Can you recall who this is and have they impacted your life more than others?

  • dansaysno
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:30pm

    I apologize if this has been asked elsewhere, but do you think exporting your Facebook data would have the same effect (without risking a temporary ban from the platform by using Lost Circles)? They make it pretty way to get an archive of all your data, including things like connections.

  • Maximum136
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 6:44pm

    Did you categorize these friends yourself OP? If so this data would be really useful for testing my community detection algorithm. I’ve had a hard time finding good datasets with ground truth communities.

  • Kilir
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:20pm

    Very cool graph, it's almost an art piece in itself. Reading the statistics does make me a bit sad though. As someone who didn't care for his childhood or the people in it, and didn't do college, I really only draw from the Highschool category, which does seem accurate for the people I'm close to now. Sucks to have missed out on things like childhood friends though.

  • xxnicoli
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:52pm

    So confused how it can configure interconnections if that data isn’t even present. I’ll give it a go again and see what I can figure out. Thanks for the quick response!

  • theappendixofchrist3
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:08pm

    The center of the big purple blob up top is my friend John Stewart.

    /Not the TV show host. Probably the one you know.

  • deleted
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:12pm

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  • Lambo802
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:27pm

    Can someone explain why the red is lower to the ground and green and blue are higher up? I would think that only the size of the cluster matters, not the height/position.

  • IHeartRadiation
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:19pm

    I remember when LinkedIn used to have a tool that did this for your business connections. I actually discovered a few people that crossed friend/work groups that I didn't know were connected.

  • Gallade2643
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:50pm

    let me get this straight. each dot is a person and each line represents some kind of relationship so this graph shows how suprisingly connected your friend groups are?

  • ecwixie
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:56pm

    This is my favorite thing to explore, finding the random connections people you connect with have with other people you connect with

  • Taboransky
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:30am

    How come you had 4 friends that connect to a lot of people of your childhood, but don't know each other? :o (nodes on top)

  • tootsaysthetrain
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:34am

    I checked Gephi and those are nothing specific. I got surprised myself. I think it’s just a bug in the algorithm that distributed the nodes.

    They are in fact equally connected. Every in relation has an out relation, so even though it looks like they’re not connected, they are. Do you see what I mean?

  • wallingtondeadalone
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 7:12am

    Hey, I am trying to use Lost Circles to try my hand at making something like this, but the links field in the json, that is basically the links between my friends comes up empty. Any idea why that is happening?

  • life_is_deuce
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 5:52pm

    You made more friends on your transatlantic trip than I have in my entire life. I'm 36

  • ragsnbones
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 1:13pm

    This data is truly deserving of the title “beautiful”. Well done OP!

    Physics and chemistry gave us the interconnected stars of the universe. Then biology gave us the interconnected neurons of a brain. And after that, culture gave us the interconnected people of society. The pattern keeps repeating. Maybe we will see it repeated again...?

  • CMDR_WDX
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 9:35pm

    This is art. Can we have a high res picture without the legend?

  • deleted
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 1:19am

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  • PhilTheStampede
    -57 points Jun 11,2019, 11:01am

    And for those of you who argue uniqueness and individuality over mob mentality and group-think, here is your scientific proof that you are dumb.

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My earnings breakdown as a small business owner in Bavaria, Germany [OC]

Data Is Beautiful

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    1 points Jun 10,2019, 7:44am

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  • pamorgos
    3 points Jun 10,2019, 2:18am
    • Rent is so low because my SO pays half
    • I have private health insurance
    • I dont actually save that much. I am getting married in August and this takes some preparation but these costs are not that easy to break down
    • I drive an all expenses paid company car
    • 29 yo, unmarried, 1 child

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  • DrTommyNotMD
    1 points Jun 10,2019, 11:18am

    I'm surprised your taxes are only ~25% of your income. They're much much higher for me in the US. I'm also surprised your health care costs are very similar to the US. I thought we were the absolute worst on that.

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  • pamorgos
    3 points Jun 10,2019, 2:18am
    • Rent is so low because my SO pays half
    • I have private health insurance
    • I dont actually save that much. I am getting married in August and this takes some preparation but these costs are not that easy to break down
    • I drive an all expenses paid company car
    • 29 yo, unmarried, 1 child

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  • DrTommyNotMD
    1 points Jun 10,2019, 11:18am

    I'm surprised your taxes are only ~25% of your income. They're much much higher for me in the US. I'm also surprised your health care costs are very similar to the US. I thought we were the absolute worst on that.

  • Omzz
    1 points Jun 10,2019, 4:56pm

    Nice breakdown.. where do you live in Bavaria? I spent some time living in Munich and housing over there is just crazy. 520x2 for two of you seems legit..