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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Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.

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.

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.