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Back in February, I attended an excellent meetup with Amanda Cox of the New York Times’ Graphics Department. She spoke about the process that they go through when creating fascinating pieces like this Netflix Queue visualization. To summarize, they make educated guesses as to what the data might reveal, use an open-source statistical application R to see what happens, and, after many tries, hit a nugget or two of interest. The final design is traced in Illustrator.

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