Posts from

2009

Charting the Decade

Did we all see this? Phillip Niemeyer of Double Triple pictures the past ten years in this Op-Chart for The New York Times. Each row…

Merry Christmas, and See You Next Year

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you're having a great holiday season so far. Good food, good company, and more good food. This will be my…

The Decline of Maritime Empires

This experiment (below) by graduate student Pedro Miguel Cruz shows the decline of Maritime empires during the 19th and 20th centuries . Pedro explains: I…

Elastic Lists Celebrates Five Years of Information Aesthetics

In celebration of Information Aesthetics' birthday, Moritz Stefaner of Well-formed Data adapted his elastic lists concept to all five years of infosthetics posts. Each white-bordered…

Build Statistical Graphics Online With ggplot2

Statisticians are generally behind the times when it comes to online applications. There are a lot out-dated Java applets and really rough attempts at getting…

Data Underload #2

Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls! Merry Christmas you old Savings and Loan!

Virtual Slot Machine Teaches the Logic of Loss

This interactive by Las Vegas Sun describes how in the long run, you're going to lose every single penny when you throw your hard-earned money…

Best of FlowingData 2009, and What to Expect in 2010

It was another interesting and sometimes exciting year for FlowingData. To think, I was beaming when there were 7,000 of you at the beginning of…

Infographic Coins for International Visitors

You know when you go to another country and have no clue what the coins of the local currency are worth? I always end up…

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2009

It was a huge year for data. There's no denying it. Data is about to explode. Applications sprung up left and right that help you…

Thank You FlowingData Sponsors

Thank you sponsors. You keep FlowingData up and running, and I wouldn't be able to handle the growth otherwise. We just hit the 26k-subscriber mark…

Canvi & Temps: An Exploration of Science Over Time

Bestiario, the group behind 6pli and a number of other network projects, released their most recent project - Canvi & Temps - that explores the…

Data Underload #1

Listening to music is overrated.

Twitter Mentionmap and Correlations at your.flowingdata

your.flowingdata got a couple of cool updates recently. One is based on your interactions with others on Twitter and the other helps you find relationships…

Flowchart Helps You Decide What Cereal to Eat

I bet you wake up every morning wishing, "I wish there was an easier way to decide what cereal to eat! There's so so many…

Afternoon Thread: Best Visualization of 2009?

The end of 2009 is looming, and it's about time to make this year's picks for best visualizations. I was sifting through the archives the…

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot: Interact With Massive Amounts of Data

What if you could see all the individual bits of information scattered across the Web in one view and then interact with it in a…

How to Make an Interactive Area Graph with Flare

You've seen the NameExplorer from the Baby Name Wizard by Martin Wattenberg. It's an interactive area chart that lets you explore the popularity of names…

Nebul.us Shows You Your Activity on the Web

Nebul.us is an online application, currently in private beta, that aggregates and visualizes your online activity. Enter your information for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc and…

8 Great Gifts for Your Data Geek

The gift-giving season is here, and you're probably wondering what to get everybody. You can only give so many neck ties, and you gave gift…
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