Best of FlowingData – January 2009

FlowingData has seen a lot of new readers in the past couple of weeks, so in case you missed them, here are the top posts of last month.

  1. 5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year
  2. Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis
  3. Why Do Freeways Come to An Annoying Hault
  4. Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America, Interactive Edition
  5. How to Make a Graph in Adobe Illustrator
  6. Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became 44th President
  7. 9 Ways to Visualize Consumer Spending
  8. Watch the Rise of Gasoline Prices
  9. Heavy Metal Band Names Flow Chart
  10. Flow Chart Shows You What Chart to Use

The new readers might also want to check out the FlowingData beginner’s guide for some of the top stuff since I started this blog.

Favorites

Life expectancy changes

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

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

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.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …