Six Christmas and New Year’s Graphs

We’re blogging about a few seasonal graphs. Press the “play with this data” link to edit your own version of the plot and data. This post shows our free cloud-based product in action; contact us about getting Plotly Enterprise, on-premise on your servers.

Ornaments in 3D

First off, a Christmas ornament in 3D. You can toggle to zoom in and out, or click and drag to flip and spin the plot. For more graphs like this, check out our post on 3D graphs.

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Christmas Spending

The following two graphs are on Christmas gift spending over the years. When inflation is accounted for, spending in 2014 is up a little over 5% when compared to 2013.

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How does spending compare with 2013 plans by country? Our next plot (with sources showing slightly different data) examines the spread.

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NYC Temperature

New York City is a famous place to ring in the new year, so we called on 137 years worth of historical temperature data to create a box plot.

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Happy New Year!

This graph of tweets related to New Year’s when 2011 rolled to 2012 comes from this blog post. We’re showing total tweets (worldwide) which relate in some way to the New Year. We see spikes in around midnight near midnight in the largest population centers: Europe, the America’s, and Asia.

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Holiday Legacy

Our next scatterplot shows the relative birth rates in the US on every day of the year (1 being the most common day, 366 being the least common. Note that we reversed the y axis to emphasize that the lowest rank (1) is the most common day). We linearly shifted the units and converted days to months, so that the x axis shows the number of months after 12/25, rather than the date itself (9/25 is 9 months after 12/25). Each point represents a single day. The data pretty clearly spikes near the end of September, nine months after the holidays ☺

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