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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Where People Run in Major Cities

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Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

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.