Interview with BBC Radio 5Live

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

BBC Radio 5Live has a new podcast up: Looking at ourselves. The first half takes a trip to the London Transport Museum, and in the second, I chat with Jamillah Knowles about visualization, data, and the book. Download the full podcast here. It’s weird how you sound completely different in real life from what you sound like in your head.

Favorites

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.

Life expectancy changes

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

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at the most unisex ones. Some names have …

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.