Best of FlowingData: September 2009

Again, FlowingData had another record month in terms of growth, and I cannot thank you all enough for reading and spreading the word. Thank you. We’ve got quite the community developing here.

In case you missed them, here are the top posts from the past month ranked by a combination of page views, comments, and trackbacks:

  1. What Visualization Tool/Software Should You Use? – Getting Started
  2. Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man
  3. 3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations
  4. The World of Seinfeld
  5. Vintage Infographics From the 1930s
  6. Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin’s Ideas
  7. Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’
  8. 10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green
  9. A Road Map to Success
  10. TV Size Over the Past 8 Years

From the Forums

And here’s some of the good stuff that’s been going on in the forums in no particular order.

Do you have a data visualization question or have something data-ish to share? The FlowingData forums is the best place to do it, especially since I (really) suck with email now.

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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.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.