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.



Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

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.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.