Monthly Archives: July 2012

Heat-mapping baby-making

by Patrick Cain There was an infographic meme going around in mid-May centred on a heat map Matt Stiles published on his blog showing the most common birthdays in the United States over a period of 25-odd years. Then Andy … Continue reading

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It all comes back to Lego

from here (h/t to Stuart Thompson)

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Searchable interactive: 93 years of Ontario baby names

by Patrick Cain When we asked the Ontario vital statistics people for historical baby name data going back as far as electronic records were available, I thought we’d turn up 20 years or so – the equivalent Alberta data is … Continue reading

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Tell the government about your apps!

By Leslie Young I blogged recently about an online application I built using Transport Canada’s Road Safety Recalls Database. The underlying data for my story is already available online, but was not easily available for download. I called their media … Continue reading

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