Best of FlowingData – March 2010

Apr 6, 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

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

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.

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.