Welcome to FlowingData, Boing Boing Readers

Posted to Site News  |  Nathan Yau

Welcome, Boing Boing readers. If you're new to FlowingData, you might want to read the about page to find out what FlowingData is all about. Essentially, I like to cover how people from different fields -- statistics, computer science, design, etc -- are using data to explore ourselves and the environment around us, mainly with data visualization.

Oftentimes, data (or information) just gets overlooked or misinterpreted. We should work on changing that, and I think that data visualization is the way to make people see.

Feel free to take a look at the archive or some of the more popular posts listed on the sidebar, and of course, if you like what you see, you can stay updated by subscribing to the feed.

Thanks to Boing Boing for linking here and to Mike for making the suggestion!


Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.