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

Thanks for reading! And thanks for sharing, tweeting, and liking. It really helps us reach a wider audience.

Favorites

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

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.

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.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.