04-07-2016 08:31 AM - edited 04-07-2016 08:31 AM
Maybe you haven't yet read my blog posts about Boaty McBoatface.
First, there was this one that I wrote and posted on a whim during a quiet Friday at work. It wasn't in my plan, but when I found the raw data about the "Name Our Ship" campaign inside the web page source, I felt compelled to dive in and write something.
(tl;dir version: "Boaty McBoatface" is the top vote-getting crowdsourced name for a new British research vessel -- with a 10x lead over the next highest name.)
Now, just over a week later, there has been an exciting development with a new potential name emerging: Poppy-Mai. You can read about it in my update.
(tl;dir version: "Boaty McBoatface" now has just a 4x lead over the next highest name -- a new addition that reflects to the world's compassion for a critically ill child.)
I'm so pleased to have SAS, the planet's leading analytics software, at my fingertips so that I can produce hard-hitting data journalism like this!