Best of FlowingData – April 2010

As always, it was an interesting month for FlowingData. Thanks again, everyone for showing your support through retweets, likes, and stumbles.

In case you missed them or are new to FD, here are the top posts from the last month, based on a combination of views and comments. The Walmart map came back to life recently with new data and a feature on CNNMoney.

  1. Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club
  2. Data Underload #18 – Sleep Schedule
  3. Explorations of real-world traffic
  4. Air traffic rebooted in northern Europe
  5. Trustworthiness of beards
  6. Data Underload #17: Famous Movie Quotes, p. 2
  7. A flowchart to decide what typeface to use
  8. 100 Pixar characters drawn to scale
  9. Data Underload #19: First Date vs. Reality TV First Date
  10. Streamgraph code is available and open source

From the Forums

There’s some good stuff in the forums too.

Have a question or something cool to share? Post it in the forums.

Favorites

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.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

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.