Dataviz Coffee Talk

September 19, 2014

The purpose of this post is really just because I came up with a dataviz related “Coffee Talk” joke and needed to share it.

Treemaps are neither trees nor maps. Discuss. @tableau

— Jewel Loree (@jeweloree) September 19, 2014

If you have no idea why I find this hilarious, check out this classic SNL clip of Mike Myers’ classic character “Linda Richman.” One of my favorite sketches and characters from SNL ever.

If you have any other Coffee Talk jokes, tweet them to me!

EDIT: Just in case anyone actually wants to know the origins of the term “treemap” Iron Viz contestant and data genius Jeffrey Shaffer has us covered:

@jeweloree @tableau "the term treemap described the notion of turning a tree into a planar space-filling map." – Ben Shneiderman

— Jeffrey Shaffer (@HighVizAbility) September 19, 2014

1 Comment
September 19, 2014 @ 11:06 am

Your treemaps are all verklempt!


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