Number of band/artist members determined by wikipedia.
Band/artist first active determined by wikipedia.
When wikipedia information was unavailable, date of first release
or date of myspace page creation was used.
Artist year of birth determined by wikipedia.
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Are the median birth years really identical between P4K and Billboard? Weird.
The band comprises its members, not the other way around.
to comprise (third-person singular simple present comprises, present participle comprising, simple past and past participle comprised)
Definition: To be made up of; to consist of.
“The whole comprises the parts.”
To include, to contain.
“This box comprises all my belongings.”
(informal, traditionally considered incorrect) To compose.
“A team is comprised of its members.”
What verb would you suggest?
hey dorothy, i found this http://orkposters.com/losangeles.html online. this looks a lot like something you’ve made in the past, if i remember correctly, even down to the font…? just fyi.
I really enjoy the information presented here, but I must take issue with the specific graphics you chose. Side by side pie charts are very much frowned upon by the statistics community. In his book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte even goes so far to say that it is the least useful form of presenting information possible. Maybe a different kind of presentation would work better?
Sorry to be an asshole! I do really, really like the visual design of your charts. Keep it up!
The verb Ae would suggest is “compose”. Merriam-Webster says the criticism is pretty arbitrary, however: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comprise
By the way, what typeface are you using? I really like it.
Elliot – I’m stealing from their posters, if anything.
Alex – I haven’t read Tufte in about eight years. It is probably time to do so again.
Ian – Market Deco.
You get that question a lot. Maybe you should rename the blog: “very small array, featuring Market Deco.”
“…and starring: Adobe Illustrator!”
Too bad there’s no obvious place on the page for a FAQ link.
I guess “number of band members” means permanent members, not how many session musicians are credited for a specific track.