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

Life expectancy changes

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

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.