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.

Analyzing the Patterns of Numbers in 10 Million Passwords

There are many patterns for numbers in passwords, which involve surprising yet intuitive logic.

An Introduction on How to Make Beautiful Charts With R and Ggplot2

Adding a touch of color and design can help make more compelling visualizations, thanks to ggplot2 syntax and chaining capabilities.

Quantifying the Clickbait and Linkbait in BuzzFeed Article Titles

You probably do not know that the 3 most interesting things I found will blow your mind.

Locating All the Christmas Trees on Instagram

I downloaded *hundreds of thousands* of #tree images and found 25,432 images which were taken on Christmas, have a #tree, and, most importantly, contain location data where the photo was taken.

A Statistical Analysis of 142 Million Reddit Submissions

I constructed a database to store all Reddit Submissions from November 2007 to the end of October 2014: 142,159,793 submissions in total. And this data is very curious and very, *very* memetic.

The Quality, Popularity, and Negativity of 5.6 Million Hacker News Comments

Hopefully, these comments will answer whether Hacker News is experiencing a rise in quality, or if the complaints levied against HN are valid.