Weekend Minis For Your Lazy Weekend – 6/21/08

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

FlowingData on Alltop – Alltop describes itself as the digital magazine rack of the Internet collecting stories from “all the top” places on the Web. You’ll now find FlowingData on both the Design and Science racks. While you’re there, check out all the other cool sites.

Excel Contest for Science and Engineering – Jon Peltier, a frequent FlowingData commenter, is running a contest on modeling science and engineering. The key phrase is – A winner will be drawn at random.

Video Game Addicts Not Shy Nerds – A study “showed” that only 1% of problem gamers (in their sample) had poor social skills. What a load off my back.

Surveying the Family Feud Surveys – The WSJ Numbers Guy takes a look at the 100-person surveys on the long-running game show. Survey says?!?

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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.

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.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.