ASCII business report

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Bloomberg put together their list of 50 companies to watch in 2016. For each business is a chart or graphic, and the whole thing is in ASCII text. And in case you’re wondering, yes, you can view it as a plain text file. All I need now is my old dot matrix printer.

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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.

Life expectancy changes

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

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.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.