Best of FlowingData – July 2010

Thanks again, everyone for sharing FlowingData. It was another good month, and it wouldn’t be the same without you. In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the past month, based on views, comments, and links.

  1. Flowchart to lifelong happiness
  2. History of The Beatles as told by their hair
  3. How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time
  4. Periodic table of swearing
  5. Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing
  6. Citizen’s guide to fancy pants coffee drinks
  7. Flowchart shows the startup business cycle
  8. 7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs
  9. Who participates online, by age
  10. How Britain has changed since 1997

And remember – the FlowingData forums is still a great place to get your data questions answered, share tasty links, and post visualization job openings.

Favorites

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.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.

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 …

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.