New Data Visualisations of the EA Forum

Followup to: A Website for Aggregating and Visualising EA Data now has a much fancier interface:


  • A new logo by Arjun Yadav who’s been helping me out

  • Contents sidebar (which can be hidden with the top-left hamburger button)

  • Smooth scrolling

  • Dark mode!

Toggle dark mode with the moon/​sun button in the top right.

I collected a bunch of data on the EA Forum via the GraphQL interface and created some visualisations form it.

Can you spot this very post?
Why did EA Forum posting trough in 2018?
Aaron Gertler is a karma monster.

The visualisations are interactive on

Note that I filtered out a few extremely low karma outliers. They made karma axes harder to read, and it seemed best not to draw attention to them.

These visualisations took something like a full-time week to make.

What’s next?

  • Visualisations of EA Funds grants

  • Visualisations of Giving What We Can pledges and donations

  • Spinning off the data aggregation code into a separate library for others to use

  • “Download data” buttons

I’m planning a 3-6 month hiking trip in a few weeks, so hopefully I’ll be able to get one or two of these done before going off the grid.

If you have any data visualisation suggestions or requests, let me know in the comments, by direct message, or by email.