Best of FlowingData – July 2011

With the launch of Visualize This, July was a fun month. On the day of the announcement, the book broke the Amazon overall top 100, which felt crazy to me. Of course, the dust has settled, but it’s still been doing well, and I’ve been happy to hear that so many of you have found it useful. Thanks again.

In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from this past month, based on a combination of views and comments.

  1. Undergraduate grade inflation
  2. All the countries that the US owes money to
  3. Flickr and Twitter mapped together – See Something or Say Something?
  4. Where the aliens are flying their UFOs
  5. If the world lived in a single city
  6. World map of useless stereotypes
  7. How tech companies are interconnected
  8. Sales receipt redesign
  9. Visualize This: Published
  10. Access to education where you live

Favorites

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.

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …

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 …