With it being FlowingData's birthday, it seems like a good time to get some input from all of you. FlowingData isn't just a personal blog for me anymore. It's for all the readers too, so I'd love to know what you all are interested in hearing about. If what you'd like to see isn't one of the poll choices below, please do leave a comment.

{democracy:4}

I’d like to see “how to” information about what one needs to learn to even get started creating data visualizations: a syllabus for wannabe visualizers. I love looking at them–would like to be able to create some myself!

Thanks! :)

Can you explain more of what each of these things would entail? Based on what I think they might be, my order of preference is:

# Statistical Visualization

# Mapping

# Artistic Visualization

# Infographics

# Available Data Sources

# Design

# Programming Tips

# Applied Statistics

# Self-surveillance

Renn – i’ll keep that in mind

Reed – sure, that could be useful. the rundown:

statistical visualization – viz for the sole purpose of analysis e.g. graphics in R

mapping – geographical maps

artistic viz – beauty is usually the main concern e.g. the dumpster

infographics – graphics not quite for data e.g. graphics in the news

data sources – free data avail for download

design – principles for good graphics, viz

programming tips – code examples for viz

applied stat – statistics in the real world

self-surveillance – collecting and visualizing data about yourself, my research focus (hint hint)

Nathan – Given your definitions, here is what I would like most to see:

statistical visualization

applied statistics

design*

*design for statistical graphics, not for artistic graphics.

Nathan – Given your definitions, here is what I would like most to see:

statistical visualization

applied statistics

design*

*design for statistical graphics, not for artistic graphics.

Or how about less blogging and more thesis writing? ;)

I’m surprised that the response for infographics is as high as it is. I thought there were more straight up data heads reading the blog.

hey how about cool pivot table correlations analysis, like http://www.nationmaster.com but with easier data manipulation and extraction.

hey how about cool pivot table correlations analysis, like http://www.nationmaster.com but with easier data manipulation and extraction.