Ritchie S. King

I'm a reporter who mostly makes charts, maps, and other kinds of data visualizations. I work at FiveThirtyEight and I recently finished writing 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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From Amazon reviewers

“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.”


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.

FiveThirtyEight's 2014 Senate forecast


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

A chart for predicting penalty-shootout odds in real time


What are the chances of each team winning after evey kick in a penalty shootout

FiveThirtyEight's 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