Max Woolf (@minimaxir)
Max Woolf

Max Woolf (@minimaxir) is a Software QA Engineer living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 3 years and a 2012 Carnegie Mellon University graduate.

In his spare time, Max uses Python to gather data from public APIs and ggplot2 to make pretty charts from that data.

You can learn more about Max here, or view his portfolio here.

Quantifying and Visualizing the Reddit Hivemind

If we can find out which topics Reddit users tend to upvote, we can identify what keywords are most attractive to the Reddit hivemind.

How to Analyze Every Reddit Submission and Comment, in Seconds, for Free

With Reddit data in BigQuery, quantifying all the hundreds of millions of Reddit submissions and comments is trivial.

Coding, Visualizing, and Animating Bootstrap Resampling

I have reverse-engineered data and code with R and ggplot2 in order to create detailed implementations of bootstrapping, and also to add a few visual improvements.

Plagiarizing and Paraphrasing Code From an Online Class for Content Marketing

It is unusual to see someone not only plagiarize code, but to do it very blatantly and very poorly.

Making a Video-to-GIF Right-Click Menu Item in OS X

The terminal commands for making GIFs are very generic. What if I could easily automate these steps for any video on my Mac?

Plotting a Map of New York City Using Only Taxi Location Data

In theory, plotting a million little points in close proximity should simulate the lines of the streets of New York City.