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!

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Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

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.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.