Best of FlowingData – March 2010

March was a really good month for FlowingData. Thanks again everyone for sending me link suggestions, sharing on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc, and just being all-around cool readers.

In case you missed them, here are the top posts from March, based on a combination of pageviews and comments.

  1. Data Underload #12 - Famous Movie Quotes
  2. Challenge: Let's do something with these 3-D pyramids
  3. Think like a statistician - without the math
  4. Canada: the country that pees together stays together
  5. Mapping GitHub - a network of collaborative coders
  6. Japan, the strange country, in motion graphics
  7. Powerpoint and dying kittens
  8. How Genetics Works
  9. Graphical perception - learn the fundamentals first
  10. What burger chain reigns supreme?

From the Forums

There's also some good stuff from the FD forums.

If you've got job openings or data-related events, feel free to post your links there. And of course you're always welcome to ask data visualization questions there too.

Favorites

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.

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.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.