Throughout this projects, we have attempted to answer the question of which the drivers of freedom are, and how they have evolved over time. We have tried to disclose the intertwine between socioeconomic and political factors, and uncover whatever underlying patterns there are.

Below is a video of out final…


Since our last update, we’ve primarily continued to improve our radar chart. More specifically, we’ve attempted to address the core purpose of our visualization quest, and tried to unpack the relationship between political rights and economic liberalism. Is there a connection between political and economic freedom? To answer this, we…


After a fairly long hiatus, we are back in another brief blog post to update everyone on how we are doing as we implement our project. Indeed, actualizing the ideas we converged on — a process which we described in more detail a few weeks ago — has been a…


In this blog post, we make some — hopefully constructive — comments on blogs assigned to each of us by Prof. Aerts. We generally identify some elements to be kept, and others to be removed.

Luka commenting on blog 20 (Data Show)

Things to change:

In the diverge phase, the…


In our previous blog post we introduced the datasets that we will be working with. Make sure to check it out ! In this next section we put pen to paper and break down the visualization design process. Sketching possible data visualizations help to convey ideas, demonstrate functionality, visualize flow…


Draft: Stay tuned, more to come


Understanding the Evolution and Drivers of Political Freedom in the 21st Century

Photo by Unseen Histories on Unsplash

Why look at freedom? From this group of four students from three different continents, and with backgrounds in economics, business and social sciences, there arose a common interest in the level of success/failure of governments, and what really drives this. …


to be continued …

data wizards of kul

4 students enrolled in the master’s program of statistics and data science eager to start blogging on Medium

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