A Turing Data Story is an interactive mix of narrative, code, and visuals that derives insight from real world open data.
Our project lives in Github in this repo.
The stories are published online and you can check them out here.
Our aim is to help people understand the data driven world around us. We want to inspire an open community around
These 'data stories' mix computer code, narrative, visuals and real world data to document an insightful result. They
- When will the United Kingdom be fully vaccinated against COVID-19? By May 2021 the United Kingdom had fully
vaccinated one third of the adult population. Based on the progress so far, we estimate when the whole population will be vaccinated. Published on May 2021.
- Modelling mail-in votes in the 2020 US Election: Using hierarchical Bayesian modelling to predict outcomes and
associated uncertainties in the 2020 US election. Published on February 2021.
- Who was protected by the first COVID-19 lockdown in England?: A look at social deprivation and mortality rates across
England during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Published on November 2020.
How to get involved
This project is ongoing and everyone is encouraged to help us build something that will be useful to many. There
Story ideas: Have an idea for an interesting story that could be told if you had the data, or knew how to analyse
Data: Stumbled across an interesting dataset, or perhaps mashed together several sources of data yourself? We
Code: Are you an expert in Bayesian analysis? Do you have good data visualisation skills? Put that knowledge to
Peer review: Know a bit about data analysis? Good at communicating that knowledge? Interested in learning
Communication: Are you an amazing writer? Help us tell better stories.
Community: Don't fit in any of the above categories, but still want to hang out and be involved? We've got you,
David BeavanSenior Research Software Engineer
Sam Van StroudEnrichment Student
Researchers and collaborators
Dr Helen DuncanResearch Software Engineer
William FinneganEnrichment Student
Luke HareResearch Data Scientist
Camila Rangel Smith