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

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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.

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.

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 …

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.