Yep, still amusing. [via]
They forgot “Global map of who cares?”
“Something” seems to be a trending topic. I wonder if it has a hastag.
Maybe they should call them infocrapics?
Should have done a frequency plot
What totally gets me about the “periodic table of something” genre is that the actual periodic table is *periodic*, and was initially published with holes. The periodicity said something about the elements, and the holes made it a predictive tool as well as a descriptive one. Nothing else I’ve seen does that.
Become a member.
Learn to visualize your data.
What you get
Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
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.
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.