Best of FlowingData – September 2010

Another month come and gone, and it was a good one. The FlowingData book is on the way, and we’re now 42k strong. Wow. Who woulda thunk it? Not me.

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

  1. The Muppets name etymology
  2. Europe geographically stereotyped
  3. Race and ethnicity mapped by block
  4. Faith and poverty in the world
  5. Problem solving flowchart (slightly crass)
  6. Social life of Foursquare users mapped
  7. Journalism in the Age of Data
  8. Where your neighbors commute to and from
  9. Statistical literacy guides for the basics
  10. Music listening preferences by gender

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Favorites

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.

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, …

Life expectancy changes

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