The AnalysisOn any graph you can drag the sliders on the zoom bar to zoom into any place on the graph. You can also adjust the smoothing which will change how many days the averaging relate to. The graphs made are essentially broken line graphs and you can get the data for any set by clicking on the Download the Data button. The values in that CSV file represent the percent of the total number of comments that that word or phrase accounts for in the given time period.
- Identify any trends in the data.
- Identify why there might be spikes in the data. That is, what was happening in the news at that time that might cause people to use those words
Download the DataWebsite: http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/reddit-ngram/
CSVs can be downloaded from any data set.
Let me know if you used this data set or if you have suggestions of what to do with it beyond this.