FiveThirtyEight: Quickdraw - Hoverboards vs. Skateboards

The FiveThirtyEight datavis team discuss how to tell the story of hoverboard vs. skateboard injuries.
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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: Quickdraw - Hoverboards vs. Skateboards
Other results in this sneakers and the real number four. Oh queries it released yet. Yeah actually stealing. She units. And yes have a hover boards. After addressing a rally almost as much skateboards and super. Super surprising I caught up your monitor which stands on market analysis and asked if any Dana. For those sales out of does exist but what we do you have I think might be useful as a ton of data about injuries. So downloaded data for skateboards for scooters. They didn't have a category for hover boards specifically. By paddy. Motorized skateboards and scooters category which definitely includes hover boards you know what I'm wondering is to guess it's fair to use injuries as a proxy for popularity or not is there. Here's something else that's potentially interesting in this injury data sins are like five settlements have something else who come up with. Let it. Yes it. Stuart got reviewing your first thought outages today and winds. I'm comparing her how quickly. Skateboards exploded vs suburb where they're exploding so it's like you're one of the viral tests. Then one year and how much interest and here's Anderson Rezko I would have a vested interest in trans more body parts are entering. I kind of went seeing scattered across a that I thinking was they're saying the number of injuries increasing with age and baby and we see. Non motorized going down and let her eyes and there is going up overall. I was really interest in and the breakdowns by age and sex and so I didn't like a little. Comparison and this Graham put buckets for her sex and my supposition would be that men would have more injuries across way. Yes I think a tree like straightforward approach I sure you know sort of composition over time using a stack area chart. But instead of during the total number of injuries and did it out. 100% of all the injuries the other thing I wanted to do was seasonal adjustment for the injuries themselves because in some people. It's getting more writing problems one summer and winter. Another trend into question like how popular on the boards but it seems like if injuries or your proxy for popularity. Like he's seen more injuries at an older age and the meaning popular right now Kernen it means that maybe we're sad greatly increasing February when people. It's hard to know what is popular on injuries as a convened here gonna have a warning or there's three of you have a morning. About during this piece and wooden frame it as a proxy. The peace and just be about injuries yet again Alison so yes about some spirits I think when I'm gonna do it is meaning come up with a version. We'll move is presented here. But it could take a look both attacks but you know. Injuries by body part. Intrigued by sex by age exempt small source for all of them. They serve it.

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