Film Locations

Once a year I like to look at where the films I’ve watched are set.

This is a deeply incomplete look at films up to August 2015.

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That’s all locations, including fictional ones, and, as you can see, the United States and the United Kingdom dominate.  They dominate even more if I only look at real places.

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If I look at the UK-set films

 

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They’re mostly set in England, and Wales and Northern Ireland have no representation at all. I really need to watch more films 🙂

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2018 World Cup Final Diagram

What a match!

Probably the best final since 1994, although, admittedly, my memory only goes back to 1994.

Exciting, excruciating, and while the better team won, I feel terribly sorry for Croatia. Also, I told you that Lloris would drop a clanger.

No community view this time because once you’re down to two teams it doesn’t add any value.

Two team network

Five teams would have had a winner either way (Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Monaco, Real Madrid), this is a lot more than normal.

Possibly because very few Croats (2/23) play in their home league, and only 9/23 French players play in the French league.

At the last World Cup final, only two teams would have had a winner no matter who won, and those two teams were Real Madrid and Lazio.

Comparing it to the last two Euros, which I can do because this World Cup final was an all European final, in 2016 only Lyon would have had a winner whichever side won, and in 2012 there was only 1, Manchester City who had Mario Balotelli on one side and David Silva on the other.

Six clubs jointly had the most players in the final two teams, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Marseille, Monaco, Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid.

Juventus are the club team nearest the centre.

2018 World Cup Semifinal Network Visualisations

Semi final team data viz

As Croatia are the team sticking out, I suspect that they are the least likely to progress.

France, Belgium and England are a giant smush still.

Spurs are the team with the most have most players left with 9, followed by Manchester City and Manchester United on 7. Manchester City lost several players when Brazil were knocked out.

Paris Saint Germain are the club team nearest the centre, while France are the national team nearest the centre.

The community view is interesting.

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There are 4 teams and 7 communities, one for each country and then 1 for Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool. I don’t quite follow why Barcelona is separate but Monaco isn’t since they both connect 3 teams and have one player from 2 of the teams and 2 from the third. I presume Juventus are their own community because they have 1 player from Croatia and 1 from France and it’s more logical than giving Juventus to either country. However, following that logic, I’m not sure why Lovren is in the Croatia community rather than the Liverpool one, unless it’s because of the extra distance he is away from the others.

2018 World Cup Quarterfinal Network Diagrams

Quarterfinal network diagrams

Note how far Russia are from everyone else.

Manchester City remain the team with the most players (11) but they are now followed by Spurs (9) and Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United (8 each). Real Madrid and Barcelona’s numbers dropped rapidly and suddenly. I think Russia are responsible 😉

France or Croatia are the national side nearest the middle. It’s very hard to tell which is the closest given how far away all the teams are from the centre, mostly because Russia and Sweden are so far away from other teams that it distorts the graph.

Monaco are the club side nearest the middle.

When Shinji Okazi was removed from the network (because of Japan’s sad loss) it separated Belgium from England. I think that’s because the weight of Japan was pulling England down into Belgium.

Network diagram coloured by community

All 8 countries are their own communities. It’s interesting to see which teams have been linked to which countries. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man City are all “Brazilian”, while Spurs, United and Liverpool are English. Chelsea are “Belgian” while Krasnodar are “Swedish”, which is probably news to them. Atletico Madrid are Uruguayan, but that at least makes sense.

2018 World Cup Second Round Network Diagrams

While most of the eliminated nations were, as expected, the ones around the edges of the diagram, the elimination of Germany has helped to reduce the crowding in what was the top of the diagram.

Network diagram of teams through to the second round of the 2018 World Cup

In the first round diagram Werder Bremen and Denmark (probably) were the club and national team closest to the centre of the diagram. I say probably because it was really hard to tell because even the closest national team was some way away from the centre.

In the second round diagram Genoa and Switzerland and the club and national team closest to the centre.

The club team with the most players still in hasn’t changed, it is still Manchester City, who have only lost one player, going down from 16 players to 15 players. The teams in second and third place haven’t changed but have changed order, because Barcelona are now in second place with 13, having lost only one player, while Real Madrid who had been in second place, having lost 3 players.

Community view of the teams in the second round of the 2018 World Cup

The community view has changed significantly. There is now only one multi-team community, England and Belgium, who remain a single community because of number of Belgian players who play in England. Several of the other multi-team groups have either had both members knocked out (Poland and Senegal and Tunisia and Egypt) or the removal of one team (Germany) has split the entire group.

World Cup 2018 Inter-Team Network Diagrams

Sorry that these are quite so late. The combo of the number of players, the relatively late date that the final squads were announced and a busy time at work meant that I couldn’t get the diagram anything like finished until the 12th, and I then went to Sweden for a week for work.

GO VISIT STOCKHOLM, IT’S LOVELY!

And then I wanted to tinker with the colours and force separation a little because part of the diagram was so overlapped.

Having now had the chance to tinker, please see the 2018 World Cup team interaction network diagram, with the players being attached to the team they last played for, with a cut off date of the 26th of May. The teams are as accurate as Wikipedia can make them. (You’re all lucky you missed the great “Inter” vs “Internazionale” revert fest.)

 

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As you can see, the top of the diagram is basically one giant smush, showing the international flavour of club football nowadays.

England are the only team where all of their players play in their home league, while Sweden and Senegal are the only teams where no-one plays in their home league. (A very simple bar chart pending on this topic some time soon.)

Iran, Panama and Peru are the least connected teams, while several others are so interconnected it’s hard to see them, and almost impossible to prevent them overlapping (looking at you, Croatia and Portugal).

This is one of the situations where the community view helps:

 

network diagram in community view

 

Using the community view makes it easier to see the team names. It also makes it easier to see which teams are tightly related to each other due to players either playing in each others leagues or players from both teams playing for teams from a third country.

There is a giant community of Croatia, France, Germany and Spain followed by a slightly smaller one of Brazil, Belgium, England (due to Manchester City). Then there are four two team groupings; Senegal and Poland, Australia and Saudi Arabia, Argentina and Colombia and Egypt and Tunisia. Everyone else is their own community.

It’ll be interesting to see how the inter-relations develop as teams are knocked out.

Yearly Book Location Data Viz

The yearly update on where the books I have read are set.

 

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There’s been a slight increase in non-UK set books, but in total, still more than half are set in the UK.

For UK-based books:

 

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Still completely dominated by England. Theoretically, there should be one set in Scotland but I have had forgotten to write down the name of the book so it is not counting (until I can find it again).