I’ve had requests for my data and for the code I used to make these plots. So, in the spirit of openness, I’m posting them. If you would like to use them, please adhere to the Creative Commons license I’ve chosen, and let me know what you come up with. The .csv is the top 1000 careers over the last quarter century-or-so, determined by a playing-time-based statistic, and the .R file will run in R, and requires you to install the package sna. The sna package is awesome, it makes network diagramming essentially idiot-proof. Note that I currently have this code writing to a PDF, and that it cannot write to the pdf if a pdf with the same filename is open. Also, remember to make sure you change the csv’s file directory in the R code, or it won’t ever work. Please let me know if it’s not working for you, or if you know of a more efficient way of doing the same thing.
1000 Top Careers [csv]
Network Diagram Example [R]