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Mar
15

St. Patrick’s Day – Mapping and Graphing the Irish Influence

May your blessings outnumberThe shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid youWherever you go. -An Irish Toast ​ ​In a few days, the world will see green. Not green with envy, mind you, but green with shamrocks, leprechauns, cabbage, and of course, beer. St. Patrick's Day, the 17th day of March, the one day when everyone is Irish and celebrates Ire...
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Apr
07

Golden Software Celebrates National Beer Day

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Guest — Justin Smith
Cheers Guys! Thanks for helping spread the word about one of my favorite days of the year. When I started National Beer Day in 200... Read More
Friday, 08 April 2016 12:10
Guest — Blakelee
People really do love their beer! Thank you for getting this great day honored. ... Read More
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Guest — Taylor C.
Can't tell if you guys are working hard or hardly working!
Thursday, 07 April 2016 23:19
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Sep
04

Mapping Fantasy Football Points

September has arrived, and fall is nearly here.  For many people fall means football!  With fantasy football drafts upon us, I thought it would be fun to create a map displaying the highest scoring players and NFL teams across the US.  I began by pulling some fantasy football stats from one of the many fantasy league websites to create a spreadsheet with the stats I was interested in.  The fantasydata website has fantasy points assigned to NFL teams based on 2015 pre-season performance as well as historic full season fantasy points for each player.  I was curious to see if the best fantasy point scorers coincided with NFL team fantasy points.

Since the 2014 stats are for individual players and the 2015 pre-season stats are for teams, I decided to show the player data using a symbol map and the NFL team data using a hatch map. Symbol maps apply a color and size gradient to each symbol based on a specified data column. I also applied a color gradient to the hatch map and added labels to the player symbols for a bit more information. 

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