Data scientist surpasses statistician on Google Trends

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

The relative interest in data scientist surpassed statistician this month. It was also higher in April and September of this year, so it’s not new, but it does seem like it’s ready to be a consistent thing, at least least for a little while. That said, it doesn’t seem like statistician is losing interest to data scientist, as the former has been fairly consistent for the past few years, so take that how you want.

Favorites

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.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

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.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.