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making chicago community area cartograms

Fri 27 March 2015 — filed under rhetoric

I wrote some code that will turn datasets for the 77 community areas of Chicago into simple cartograms, allowing quick-and-dirty visualizations. It's for Python, using matplotlib.

gist.github.com/tewhalen

It can produce output like this, which shows the percentage of people 20-29 in each neighborhood, with each box sized according the number of people 20-29. See how all the youngs live in Lake View and Lincoln Park?

a map



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