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Range plots ≠ dot plots

5 minute read , Posted on July 14, 2018, by Carl V. Lewis

Range plots always have seemed a bit elitist to me. It’s one of those types of charts that people who want to show how skilled they are at visualization use.

Using CartoDB to visualize the relationship between private prisons and incarceration rates

7 minute read , Posted on April 17, 2017, by Carl V. Lewis

The last post I wrote about CartoDB used the CartoDB API and Leaflet.js to produce a hover tooltip map of census data. Looking back, while it’s quite useful to learn CartoDB’s API, it’s now possible to achieve those same visual cues and interactivity without spending time wading through complex, undocumented JavaScript.

Developing an open standard for municipal procurement data

1 minute read , Posted on April 17, 2017, by Carl V. Lewis

When we talk about redundancy and inefficiency in municipal governments, we almost always come back to the complex topic of procurement. That’s why we need open standards for procurment policies more than ever.

My recent family loss, and introducing Borrow.ly, my next adventure

4 minute read , Posted on May 30, 2014, by Carl V. Lewis

In the long-overdue 7 months since I last posted here, I’ve gone through one of the most difficult situations of my life – one which I’m not seeking your sympathy for, and also not embarrassed to admit the depression the loss brought on.  I’ll leave all that stuff to Tumblr for you to read should you wish

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