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

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.