The Gamma is a reserch project that aims to make it easier to create open data-driven articles that are linked directly to the data source. Open means both that you can see how an article is created (as in open source software) and that you can further improve it (open as in Wikipedia). This makes the articles:
- Transparent and accountable — As a reader, you can review how data is used and find out when data is used in a misleading way.
- Reproducible — You can run the data analysis again on your own and verify that it produces the same result.
- Interactive and collaborative — You can adapt the article to explore different aspects of the data and share your visualizations.
This web site is an early prototype of how such open data-driven articles might look like. It shows a number of interactive visualizations built around the Olympic medals data set, partly inspired by the nice work of The Guardian around London 2012 Olympics. Could we make data-driven storytelling easy enough that it does not require a dedicated team of professionals?
Every article on this page includes source code that you can run to reproduce the visualziation. You can edit the code, change parameters and run the code in your browser to explore other interesting facts and share your visualizations.