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Friday Favorites – Volume 12

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Hi there! Welcome back to Friday Favorites Volume 12! Friday Favorites is a place to share with you all my favorite finds of the week, including what I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to!

Check out my newest video series on YouTube to get started with the essential Python data analysis library, Pandas:

Data Science Articles – Friday Favorites Volume 12

What to consider when visualizing data for colorblind readers – Data Wrapper has put together a three-part series on how to optimize data visualizations for those affected by color-blindness. These tips are mean’t to help your visualizations’ readers be better able to understand the meaning behind your graphs, even if they’re not color-blind.

Don’t Learn to Code — Learn to Automate – This is an interesting read, in light of the push over the last few years to learn to code. Even if you’re not planning on becoming a software developer, learning to automate your boring tasks can be a useful skill set to have. Check out the article for a more in-depth look into this topic.

Check out some other Python tutorials on datagy, including our complete guide to styling Pandas and our comprehensive overview of Pivot Tables in Pandas!

Other Links I Liked – Friday Favorites Volume 12

What is Life When it’s No Longer Defined by Work – An interesting read for those considering retiring (or early retirement). I imagine many have fantasized about life without work and this post shines some insight into what that might be like.

The epic rise and fall of the name Heather – This is a neat piece of data analysis for one of the oldest consistently collected data sets available.

What would a truly walkable city look like? – The Guardian positions this article by giving us a look at pedestrians in the world of self-driving cars and dockless bicycles. They suggest that looking at pedestrians, and their impact on a city, can make a city better.

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