Best of FlowingData – August 2011

I know most of you have checked out mentally for Labor Day weekend, so here’s some fodder to help you through the rest of the work day, as you dream of steak, burgers, and cold beer.

  1. Price of weed
  2. Flowchart: Should you argue on the Internet?
  3. Bikes of San Francisco
  4. The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom
  5. Who owns the beer
  6. Rethinking the food nutrition label
  7. Statistics PhD wins lottery four times
  8. Mobile patent lawsuits
  9. US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900
  10. People moving

Thanks for a great month and have a nice long weekend.

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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.

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.

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.