Paulo Nascimento

About Paulo Nascimento

When asked his favorite part about interning at, Paulo responded, “the near infinite supply of Coca-Cola and animal crackers”. He also likes looking at cool data maps and hopes to make his own map one day.

This American Data Set, Act III: Weather and the NFL

September 15, 2015 by Paulo Nascimento

[Editors note: As a bunch of data geeks, we always enjoy getting our hands dirty exploring interesting data. This is the third of a three-part series on data sets with a story to tell; check out part one and part two. Also, you can find the source data here.]

When looking at how well NFL teams perform, we often talk about everything from offensive formations to coaching and personnel to properly inflated footballs. But what about external factors beyond a team’s control – are there ever any scenarios where the cards are stacked?

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Are Data Visualizations Trustworthy? Check the Data.

July 21, 2015 by Paulo Nascimento

It’s easier than ever to make your own data visualizations these days. Countless new charts are being posted to the internet every day, made with a growing number of tools and openly available data sets.

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