Ritchie S. King

I'm a reporter who mostly makes charts, maps, and other kinds of data visualizations. I work at FiveThirtyEight and I’ve written a textbook about JavaScript's excellent D3 library.

Check out some of my work below or look at my interactive resume. On Twitter at @RitchieSKing. Email at RitchieSKing[at]gmail.com.


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“This book is very well written, it provides a tutorial on how to design charts and data visualizations by taking the reader through a complete project step by step.”

“I have read several D3 books and this is still a favourite.”

“I'll buy Ritchie a beer if I ever run into him.”


2016 General Election Forecast


A web app showing Nate Silver's forecasts for the presidential election, state-by-state win probabilities, and the latest polls.

2016 Primary Elections Forecast


A web app showing Nate Silver's forecasts for the primary elections and the latest polls and polling averages in each state.

How The Internet Talks*


*Or Reddit, anyway. Like the Google Ngram Viewer, but shows the relative frequency of words and phrases used on Reddit, instead of in books.

Hack Your Way To Scientific Glory


In this demonstration of "p-hacking," you can show that either Republicans or Democrats are better for the economy just by tweaking which political offices you include and how you define "economy."

Which flight will get you there fastest?


Which airports, airlines, and routes get you to your destination on time and which which ones leave you waiting.

2014 Senate forecast


A visualization of Nate Silver's predictive model of the midterm elections

2014 World Cup predictions


Who has the best chance of winning evey game in the 2014 World Cup?

By reading this article, you're mining bitcoins


An explanation of how bitcoin works — with a twist