Networks and Network Dynamics
Fractals, Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Networks and Network Dynamics
Fractals, Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Introduction to Circos, Features and Uses // CIRCOS Circular Genome Data Visualization
What is Circos?
Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions. There are other reasons why a circular layout is advantageous, not the least being the fact that it is attractive.
Circos is ideal for creating publication-quality infographics and illustrations with a high data-to-ink ratio, richly layered data and pleasant symmetries. You have fine control each element in the figure to tailor its focus points and detail to your audience.
DHS describes the ‘border calculus’
The testimony from last week’s hearing on the Secure Border Initiative, which I mentioned in this recent post, is now online on the House Homeland Security Committee website. Looking through the prepared remarks, I found a very interesting chart in the testimony by DHS officials Greg Giddens and Deborah Spero that conceptualizes the DHS strategy for border security in a way that I’ve seen discussed but never illustrated (click picture to enlarge):
C’est Victoria Hattam qui nous a montré cela à la conférence #BorderWalls à Montréal
Victoria Hattam a intégré cela dans une conférence qu’elle appelle « Fragmented by design »
Border Patrol Calculus
Combining both derivative and integral calculus, Homeland Security seems to have derived the acceleration and velocity of a boarding-crossing bricklayers and computed the area of deserts and cities patrolled by a border patrol truck with a given amount of horsepower given varying rates of nannies jumping fences to figure out how to deploy the new ‘high-tech’ Wall of China in Texas and Arizona. Click on the image for the full chart and check what the original poster Christian Beckner has to say about it. BTW, does anyone know if there’s ever been a border crossing/border patrol video game? If not this is the perfect schematic, no?
Les cartes de la #frontière_fragmentée sont tirées d’ici:
Contrairement à d’autres pays européens, comme l’Espagne ou la Grèce, où le mouvement des Indignés a pris une ampleur considérable entre 2011 et 2012, la France n’avait pas connu son « printemps social » soutenu par les médias sociaux. C’est désormais chose faite avec le mouvement contre la Loi travail.
En effet, la mobilisation dans la rue a été précédée et impulsée par une forte agitation sur internet qui continue à se répandre. Dans ce texte nous allons d’abord tracer l’historique des évènements qui ont vu naître ce mouvement social ainsi que les acteurs qui l’ont initié sur l’internet. Puis nous allons tenter d’analyser le contenu et la structuration de la mobilisation en ligne en examinant avec des méthodes d’analyse semi-automatiques et de visualisation deux terrains empiriques : les commentaires de la pétition « Loi travail : non, merci ! » et l’usage des hashtags #onvaumieuxqueça et #loitravail sur Twitter.
World Nuts & Dried Fruits Trade Map
Trade statistics are an essential tool in market research to analyse international trade- flows, select new export markets, assess the export performance of competing countries or identify new sources of supply. That’s why the INC has created this map:
La rébellion du Caucase russe prête allégeance au groupe EI - Europe - RFI
Il va falloir mettre à jour la carte ...
La rébellion armée islamiste du Caucase russe a mis en ligne une vidéo dans laquelle elle fait état de son allégeance à l’organisation Etat islamique. C’est une politique nouvelle de l’émirat du Caucase, qui, jusqu’à une époque récente, gardait son indépendance.
Avec notre correspondante à Moscou, Muriel Pomponne
C’est le nouveau dirigeant de l’émirat du Caucase, l’émir Abou Ousman Guimrinski qui a décidé de l’alliance, et même de l’allégeance de son mouvement à l’organisation Etat islamique. Guimrinski a succédé fin avril à Aliaskhab Kebekov, tué lors d’une
The Demolition of Workers’ Compensation - ProPublica
Dennis Whedbee’s crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, North Dakota.
It was getting late that September afternoon in 2012. Whedbee, a 50-year-old derrickhand, was helping another worker remove a pipe fitting on top of the well when it suddenly blew.
Share Your Workers’ Comp Story
As part of our ongoing investigation, we invite you to tell us about your experience navigating the workers’ comp system. Have something we should look into?
Oil and sludge pressurized at more than 700 pounds per square inch tore into Whedbee’s body, ripping his left arm off just below the elbow. Coworkers jerry-rigged a tourniquet from a sweatshirt and a ratchet strap to stanch his bleeding and got his wife on the phone.
“Babe,’’ he said, “tell everyone I love them.”
It was exactly the sort of accident that workers’ compensation was designed for. Until recently, America’s workers could rely on a compact struck at the dawn of the Industrial Age: They would give up their right to sue. In exchange, if they were injured on the job, their employers would pay their medical bills and enough of their wages to help them get by while they recovered.
Workers’ Compensation Reforms by State
by Yue Qiu and Michael Grabell, ProPublica, Mar. 4, 2015
Over the past decade, states across the country have been unwinding a century-old compact with America’s workers: A guarantee that if you are injured on the job, your employer will pay your medical bills and enough of your wages to help you get by. In all, 33 states have passed laws that reduce benefits, create hurdles to getting medical care or make it more difficult to qualify for workers’ comp.
How Much Is Your Arm Worth? For Workers’ Compensation, That Depends on Where You Work - ProPublica
At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25.
The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children’s names.
Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.http://static.propublica.org/projects/workerscomp/assets/img/generated/JPotter_2680-900*600-5c8eba.jpg
Their injuries, suffered on the job at Southern industrial plants, were remarkably similar, too. Each man lost a portion of his left arm in a machinery accident.
After that, though, their paths couldn’t have diverged more sharply: Lewis received just $45,000 in workers’ compensation for the loss of his arm. Potter was awarded benefits that could surpass $740,000 over his lifetime.
The reason: Lewis lived and worked in Alabama, which has the nation’s lowest workers’ comp benefits for amputations. Potter had the comparative good fortune of losing his arm across the border in Georgia, which is far more generous when it comes to such catastrophic injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth?
If you suffer a permanent injury on the job, you’re typically entitled to compensation for the damage to your body and your future lost wages. But depending on the state, benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically.
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“As part of our ongoing investigation, we invite you to tell us about your experience navigating the workers’ comp system. Have something we should look into?”
Consolidation has increased in the international seed industry in recent decades. The chart below depicts changes in ownership involving major seed companies and their subsidiaries, primarily occurring from 1996 to 2013.1 The largest firms are represented as circles, with size proportional to global commercial seed market share.2
Graph-tool is an efficient Python module for manipulation and statistical analysis of graphs (a.k.a. networks). Contrary to most other python modules with similar functionality, the core data structures and algorithms are implemented in C++, making extensive use of template metaprogramming, based heavily on the Boost Graph Library. This confers it a level of performance that is comparable (both in memory usage and computation time) to that of a pure C/C++ library.
Map of scientific collaboration (Redux !) | Olivier H. Beauchesne
via @cdb_77 J’ai vu passer ça quelque part, peut-être ici mais je sais plus, dans le doute, je (re)poste.
Several years ago, I created a map of scientific collaborations. The attention this map obtained surpassed my wildest expectations; it got published in the scientific and popular press all around the world! I had mainly forgotten about it until I received an email that rekindled my interest in this visualization and I thought it was high time to revisit this visualization.
Human Sciences and Complexity (HSC-UC)
The Human Sciences and Anthropology gather at the nexus of a number of different disciplines that draw on tools from many different fields. A focus on human communities and our on-going evolution involves the connections between different systems - material, biological, geographic, cultural, social interaction, cognitive and learning as well as historical processes. The aim of HSC-4UC is to contribute to anthropological sciences and the fields that impinge on them by developing an intercampus graduate PhD program and helping to develop on-line archives and field-study resources, provide new methods and means for investigating problems bearing on human populations, including the use of computers in the practice of anthropology, and to advise and provide information resources for the anthropology community worldwide and for those disciplines that use and contribute to its resources. A more extended view of this multicampus work-in-progress is found under our *Current Statement* link above.