Thursday, July 07, 2016

Using Tableau for Political Visualizations...

If you're curious about how Data Science is being used to analyze political data, look no further than Tableau - an easy-to-use tool for converting analytics into fabulous visualizations.

Recently, Tableau held a Politics Viz Contest to showcase some of the work their users are generating.  The contest winner, Robert Rouse, used data from a Pew Research Center report to visualize increasing political polarization in the U.S. over the past few decades (Click on the image to enlarge and see the details):

https://www.interworks.com/blog/rrouse/2016/06/24/politics-viz-contest-plotting-political-polarization


Or here is one that I personally found interesting - a visualization of how each state has voted in partisan terms since 1964:

https://public.tableau.com/s/gallery/republican-democrat-voting-1946-2012

Or this alternative visualization of state-by-state partisanship in every election since 1916:


https://public.tableau.com/s/gallery/presidential-election-results-1916-2012


Really, if the conjunction of Data Science and Politics is your jam, then it's worth checking out the entire Tableau gallery to see what people are doing in the field.


  

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