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The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things.…hey.…the good things don’t always soften the bad things; but vice-versa the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant. I’m the Doctor. Well, they call me the Doctor. I don’t know why. I call me the Doctor too. I still don’t know why. Heh-haa! Super…

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Cuckoo Events

The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things.…hey.…the good things don’t always soften the bad things; but vice-versa the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant. I’m the Doctor. Well, they call me the Doctor. I don’t know why. I call me the Doctor too. I still don’t know why. Heh-haa! Super…

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There’s a beer for everyone!

Photo by Iulian Ursu (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)) Apparently all natural phenomena are normally distributed. If that’s the case we can now officially state that Belgian beer is a natural phenomenon. Aside from a few massive outliers (Black damnation beer at 39% ABV, anyone?), Belgian beers are as normally distributed as trees. I know from the Belgian beers I’ve drunk they tend to…

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What to do when the maps you need are not available?

I made a series of maps that visualizes municipalities that don’t have natural increase in The Netherlands. This post describes how I made it. As part of me learning about data visualization I thought it would be a good idea to recreate nice visualizations published elsewhere. I wanted to learn from the pros and get nice results directly. I selected 5 nice visualizations for which…

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Where more people die than get born in The Netherlands

The above visualization shows municipalities in The Netherlands where there’s no natural increase from 1995 to 2016. No natural increase means more deaths than births or the same number of deaths and births. For increased visual focus I chose to only show where there’s no natural increase, not to what extent.   A couple of notes on 2016: In 2016 nearly half (189) of all…

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