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.



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.

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at the most unisex ones. Some names have …

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …

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.