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

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

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.

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.

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.