Reading the data

Posted to Data Points  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

The Economist covered a handful of visualization books in this week’s issue, and Data Points was in the bunch (nice).

Here is the review’s accompanying video:

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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.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but …

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.