Best of FlowingData – June 2010

Jul 12, 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.

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.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

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.