Best of FlowingData – February 2011

February was a good month. We continue to inch closer towards the 50k-subscriber mark, and traffic-wise we’re nearing that coveted 1M pageviews in a single month. It hasn’t happened yet, but I think it’s going to happen soon, thanks much in part to all of you.

In case you missed these, here are the most popular posts from the past couple of months:

  1. Hey Jude flowchart
  2. Map of scientific collaboration between researchers
  3. What your state is the worst at – United States of shame
  4. How Starbucks’ new Trenta compares to your stomach
  5. Map of North American English dialects and subdialects
  6. Where people swear in the United States
  7. A visual guide to eggs
  8. Charted guide to fancy drinks
  9. State of Wikipedia, 10 years later
  10. Map: United States of surnames

Thanks again for reading and sharing. Every tweet and like helps FD reach a wider audience, so please keep doing it (or doing it more :).

Favorites

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

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.

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.

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.