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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Mar 20

Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf you have a human brain you may find exponentials counterintuitive. I’ll try to explain but I’m also unfortunately limited to a human brain so bear with me.With the log scale, each step up is 10 times bigger than the last.These next two …

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Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Mar 20

Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf you have a human brain you may find exponentials counterintuitive. I’ll try to explain but I’m also unfortunately limited to a human brain so bear with me.With the log scale, each step up is 10 times bigger than the last.These next two …

A quick visual guide to the COVID-19 pandemic Read More »

Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Mar 20

A practical guide for the aspiring DIY data scientistLiving in Italy is intense right now.It took only 17 days to go from first noticing the COVID-19 outbreak, to having to refuse people care because hospitals are overloaded.Human brains do not intuitively grasp exponentials. We need prosthetics. That’s why I have been learning a bunch of math and amateur data science this week, to help me get my head around the spread of the pandemic.I’m not an expert at all, so my epidemiology opinions are not relevant. I’m pretty handy with a spreadsheet though, so read on if you want to learn …

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A practical guide for the aspiring DIY data scientistLiving in Italy is intense right now.It took only 17 days to go from first noticing the COVID-19 outbreak, to having to refuse people care because hospitals are overloaded.Human brains do not intuitively grasp exponentials. We need prosthetics. That’s why I have been learning a bunch of math and amateur data science this …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Mar 20

A practical guide for the aspiring DIY data scientistLiving in Italy is intense right now.It took only 17 days to go from first noticing the COVID-19 outbreak, to having to refuse people care because hospitals are overloaded.Human brains do not intuitively grasp exponentials. We need prosthetics. That’s why I have been learning a bunch of math and amateur data science this week, to help me get my head around the spread of the pandemic.I’m not an expert at all, so my epidemiology opinions are not relevant. I’m pretty handy with a spreadsheet though, so read on if you want to learn …

Sooth your pandemic anxiety with spreadsheets Read More »

A practical guide for the aspiring DIY data scientistLiving in Italy is intense right now.It took only 17 days to go from first noticing the COVID-19 outbreak, to having to refuse people care because hospitals are overloaded.Human brains do not intuitively grasp exponentials. We need prosthetics. That’s why I have been learning a bunch of math and amateur data science this …

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