Some data stories and investigations I did!

Interactive : Over 20 years of revisited video games music thanks to OverClocked Remix

A dotted timeline and an interactive tool to explore thousands of remixes made available online by the OverClocked Remix community. How many times The Legend of Zelda was put into jazz? Sonic The Hedgehog into dubstep? Mega Man into funk? Undertale into prog rock? Read the story or the code.

A year of Covid-19 in Quebec : a regional analysis through three different anngles

There has been a lot of visualizations about the coronavirus pandemic in Quebec, but here I wanted to show a few different angles and methods. Looking at all infection cases, were some regional populations highly overrepresented? At what time? Did hospitalizations, admissions to ICUs and deaths roughly follow the infection trends? Read the story (in French) or the code.

Anti-obesity funding plunges 92% as Birmingham City Council cuts bitem

Spending by Birmingham City Council on countering obesity has plummeted in the last 12 months, according to data collected by The Bureau Local and shared with me at the Birmingham Eastside. I found that funding to tackle obesity in adults dropped by 92% in 4 years only. Read the story on the Birmingham Eastside or see the dashboard.

Of all the James Bond theme songs, which one has the most negative mood?

Thanks to artificial intelligence and crowd-sourced databases, this sentiment analysis visualization measures the level of negative expression of all of the James Bond movie themes. Which song sounds like the most negative of all, with regards to lyrics and the music itself? Further charts also look at more specific feelings such as anger and sadness. Read the story or the code.

During summer, nighttime is increasingly uncomfortable in Montreal

Nights above 20 °C are more and more frequent in Montreal. This calendar visualization shows the lowest recorded temperature for every day of the warm season from 1980 to August 2020. Read the story or the code.

The world’s snowiest big cities

This may not be obvious looking at the article, but quite an unconventional web data importing, scraping and cleaning operation of trials and errors revealed the five world cities that have to deal with the biggest snowfall every year. Read the story in French on MétéoMédia.

What's on in the Birmingham scene?

How metal are Birmingham and the West Midlands, 50 years later?

A data investigation into Birmingham’s and the West Midlands’ current heavy metal scene, where the genre was born. 50 years later, is the genre still a thing in the area? I look at city-level streaming and concerts data from Spotify and Bandstintown for each of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom to see where the metal scene seats today. Read the story on the Birmingham Eastside or the code.

Birmingham City Council Election 2018 battlegrounds map

Council elections : the new ridings boundaries that are now opposing former districts that voted differently

Ahead of an upcoming City Council ballot in Birmingham, I compared the newly redistricted ridings on top of the former ones filled with the color of the incumbent party. A few ones have two colors. Read the story on BirminghamLive.

All music genres from Wikipedia in the same network and aggregate genre group

Almost all music genres fit into just 7 clusters

A big network visualization of all music genres associations, whether one gave birth to another one or is a child of it. In this immersive feature, I explain how most genres fit into just seven clusters — and why new artificial intelligence techniques and automation could change the way we look at relationships between music genres and tastes. Read the story or the code.

Radar chart : strengths of FIFA World Cup participating national clubs

2018 World Cup clubs compared on three key statistics associated with winning

A study has found that ball possession, shots, and shots on goal are the three variables that best predict wins. Here’s a three-sided radar chart showing how well each team has been doing for each of those statistics during their qualification matches. Read the story

The financial gains waiting for the British nurses to go work abroad.

Its nurses’ wages are so low, this rich country is the one exporting them the most

In the UK, Registered Nurses (RN) make way less money than in most other developed countries. That’s not even considering Britain’s relatively high cost of living. Looking at the average national salaries and costs of living, this chart shows how much the UK-trained nurses can raise their standard of living by moving virtually anywhere else. Read the story