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

How to Spot Visualization Lies

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Jobs Charted by State and Salary

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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 …

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.