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

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

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.

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 …

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.