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We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

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We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

Visualization apps

We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

Algorithms

We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

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We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Ana Hernández

Mathematician and expert in R programming language. She has collaborated for various projects such as Infraestructura Visible and in the development of visualization tools.

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This interactive player shows which hits are really timeless

July 05, 2017

What are the timeless songs that are still popular after decades? Der Spiegel decided to answer this question by analyzing the most popular songs - filtered after decades - that Spotify has selected for Germany.

What are the timeless songs that are still popular after decades? Der Spiegel decided to answer this question by analyzing the most popular songs - filtered after decades - that Spotify has selected for Germany.

 

The online newspaper designed a series of visualizations to tackle the data and allow the users to understand the most popular hits on Spotify and their historically best chart placement.

 

In their visualizations, you will find on the left you will find the most played song of a decade. The height of the sliders shows how popular the title was earlier. The position at the top stands for number one hits. In addition, the 50 most played tracks have been highlighted in red for decades. You can play the songs by clicking on the sliders.

 

 

If you list the most popular songs from all six decades there’s a clear result: the eighties and nineties dominate over all other decades. The first seventies song is on place 20, the first 60s song on place 55. And the Rock'n'Roll classics of the fifties all follow after place 200.

 

Check out their great work here.

 

María Isabel Magaña

Journalist, Master in Investigative Journalism and #DataViz. Thus, I see data everywhere. Promoting transparency through queremosdatos.co