My wife and I have been experimenting with cocktails. Our “English Country Garden” was a happy accident, an unexpected confluence of two factors. First, we had been testing the margaritas in FiveThirtyEight’s cluster analysis of margarita recipes and found their “tequila forward” recipe to be extremely tasty. Second, we are working our way though a bottle of Hayman’s Navy Strength Gin, which I have found to be too strong for my usual gin martinis.
I am surprised that the death rate from drug overdoses is so high on Cape Cod (Barnstable County). The simplistic reading of the opioid crisis usually associates it with deprivation and poverty; the typical narrative does not particularly associate the crisis with affluent or vacation communities. But Barnstable’s age-adjusted opioid death rate of 53.8/100,000 puts it at about 2.5x the national average
The day after my earlier post I found that the CDC had released the 2017 files. Here is the updated version of the plot that shows the histories of death rates in the 12 counties with the highest rates.
The CDC have just updated their annual report “Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2017”. The average age-adjusted rate in 2017 is almost 22 per 100,000; up 10% on the 2016 figures. Some individual states are well above these numbers: the highest death rates are in West Virginia (58 per 100,000), Ohio (46), Pennsylvania (44) and District of Columbia (44).
I’ve been troubleshooting a problem that arose while running a
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Here’s my version of a design taken from the Jared Tarbell talk that I referenced earlier.
I have a vague childhood memory of visiting a museum and seeing some Victorian contraption of pendulums and pulleys that would produce lovely swirling, swooshing designs from the pen clamped at its center. The designs weren’t Lissajous figures, they were far more complex than that. What were they? And what were the devices that produced them?
Yesterday’s post about Mary Wagner’s giant spirographs prompted two lines of thought.
… because of World Cup 2018. But that all stopped today.
I have been tinkering around with the code in Pearson’s “Generative Art” and came up with these images.
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