Parliamentary Interruptions

Posted: January 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Parliamentary Interruptions | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Last week Sargasso had procured a dataset of interruptions from politicians in our House of Representatives. With the counts from which politician had interrupted which in debates they had made some nice infographics and a couple of blog posts. I thought this was the ideal opportunity to put all of the data (aggregated by party) in the D3 example chord diagram.

Never having used D3 before this was an ideal excuse to learn it and a near ideal dataset to employ. The result is as follows (click through for the interactive version):

Interrupties van en naar kamerleden van elke partij

This was featured on Sargasso the next day.

The graphic is not directly clear, but the data is deep and interesting enough to afford some exploration and it yields insight into the behaviours of various political parties during the reign of this cabinet. And what seems to matter a lot to people: it looks quite pretty.

With regard to D3, I think I will use it more often. It works quite similar to Protovis with which we have done some stuff before, but it feels much more current. Protovis itself is discontinued in favor of D3 according to a notice on the site and D3 seems a very worth successor.

3 Comments on “Parliamentary Interruptions”

  1. 1 Week 249 at said at 08:15 on January 3rd, 2012:

    […] In the beginning of the week I spotted an interesting dataset on Sargasso, requested to play with it and got the following visual published the next day (our write-up). […]

  2. 2 Political Mashup » Archief » Interruptiedata geanalyseerd door Sargasso said at 12:52 on January 5th, 2012:

    […] Visualisatie […]

  3. 3 Laura Wismans » Blog Archive » Sargasso’s fitties: interupties in de kamer said at 19:17 on January 13th, 2012:

    […] een hele mooie visualisatie die Alper Çuğun naar aanleiding van de artikelen op Sargasso van de data heeft […]

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