• Progress Report

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  • Assignments,  Networks Analysis

    Networks 1: Reupload

    As you add more years the number of nodes and connections increase dramatically. You can see how each person interacts with those around them. Elizabeth Wemp and Isaac Wemp are two of the nodes which receive a considerable amount of ‘in degree’. Anna Clement and Abraham Canostens Peterse are two more who bridge the connections of the smaller nodes into the larger network.

    Two of the major nodes when sizing by betweenness are Ezras Teganderasse and Anna Clement. These two appear to be the main nodes bridging the gap between the two halves. While Anna remains one of the largest nodes when filtering by degree, Ezra, while continuing to stay important, sees his size decrease.

    When we go ahead and cluster, Anna is the largest contributor with 19%. Ezras, while still holding strong, is now absorbed into the much larger network of Aron Oseragighte at 16%. If the option of clustering had not been presented to me, I would never have attributed Seth Sietstarare Karihoge or Cornelius Bownen to having large networks. This method of clustering makes it much easier to see all the different connections.

  • Visualization Guide

    Stream graphs and Line Charts

    Source: Gerd Altmann/PublicDomainPictures.net/CCO Public Domain

    With the advent of new technologies in recent decades, historians have changed how they present their data. From simple bar graphs and pie charts to the eye-catching designs of Stream graphs, layers of information can now be dissected in one visualization. But, like their predecessors, these new methods of data visualization have their own problems which can scare users away for more traditional graphs.

  • Data Critiques

    Data Critique: George Washington’s English Imports, 1754-1772

    Courtesy of Gilbert Stuart [Public domain]

    Prior to becoming the first President of the United States, George Washington was a man of immense wealth thanks in large part to his tobacco exports to England. Wendy Lucas, of the University of Central Arkansas, and Noel Campbell, a researcher with Black, Brown, Brindle & Associates, analyzed the shipping receipts of George Washington to understand the significance of textiles in elite households in colonial America. Washington often wrote to the ‘factors’ selling his product to use the revenue and purchase goods to send to him. They chose Washington based on his high social standing and because many of his records have survived thanks to his military and political positions.