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.

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.

How to Scrape Data From Facebook Page Posts for Statistical Analysis

It is pretty easy to scrape Facebook Posts data and make into a spreadsheet for easy analysis, although there are a large number of gotchas.

Why is the Most-Viewed Gaming Video on YouTube About Cars 2?

No, this is not an error. You can watch the video yourself on YouTube and verify the view count.

Almost Every Smartphone and Tablet Browses the Web in Portrait Mode

95.25% of all smartphones browse the web in portrait orientation, while 88.18% of all tablets browse the web in portrait.

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.