Best of FlowingData – June 2010

Thanks again, everyone for your retweets, likes, and stumbles. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience. I still have some stickers left, in case you want to flaunt your data love. Those who already ordered should have gotten or will be getting your stickers soon. I have one batch left to mail out tomorrow.

In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from June.

  1. Glasses: the ultimate image changer
  2. Do Movie Sequels Live Up to Their Originals?
  3. Imported World Cup players
  4. Evolution of the World Cup ball
  5. Meet iPad’s competition
  6. How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes
  7. History of the United States in a circle
  8. Interactive World Cup schedule
  9. Context to underwater depths
  10. Where Americans are moving

From the Forums

Like I said, I’m in the dissertation city right now, so if you’ve got a visualization question, I highly suggest post it to the FlowingData forums over emailing me, for the next few months. It’s where all the cool people hang out. Here are some goodies from the past month.

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Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.

Life expectancy changes

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