Popular Science data issue

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The November issue of Popular Science is a special on data. There are a couple of original graphics by Jer Thorp and Jan Willem Tulp, along with a handful of interesting articles. I also got to put together a gallery of some of favorite visualization projects over the past few years.

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Life expectancy changes

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

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …