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Comment to win a signed copy of Data Points

It seems like ages since we ran one of these. It's hard to believe Data Points hit the shelves two months ago. (Thank you to…

Send your pictures of Visualize This in the wild (and win a goodie)

One of the best parts since the launch of Visualize This has been the pictures that people have sent me of the book in the…

Challenge: Visualize the impact of Wikipedia

If you're like me, you've probably used Wikipedia at least once in the past week (or day... or hour). It's had a huge impact on…

Visualization contests around the corner

The best way to learn how to visualize data is to grab a dataset and see what you can do with it. You can read…

Friday freebies: Comment to win a copy of R Cookbook – winners announced

Want a free copy of R Cookbook by Paul Teetor? You're in luck, because I have four copies to give away, generously provided by O'Reilly.…

Comment to win a free HistoryShots print – winners announced

Happy Friday, everyone. Leading into the weekend, HistoryShots has kindly put three prints up for grabs to decorate that plain wall of yours with data…

Friday freebies: Visual history posters from Timeplots – winners announced

It's Friday, and the weekend's staring you in the face. You look like you need some free stuff. Timeplots has kindly put up three visual…

Comment to win free registration for Strata data conference – winner announced

Okay, I sort of dropped the ball on this one. I have a free pass up for grabs to the O'Reilly Strata Conference next week,…

Comment to win a copy of Data Analysis with Open Source Tools – winner announced

Looking to get more serious about your data analysis? Data Analysis with Open Source Tools by Philip K. Janert can help you with that. The…

Challenge: Advertised vs. actual waistline

Ever notice how pants seem to fit differently from store-to-store even though they're labeled as the same size? Why does the 36-inch at Old Navy…

Comment to win a graphic guide to coffee drinks (poster) – winner announced

We saw this handy dandy coffee guide by Plaid Creative a while back. Oh so clean. Oh so informative. The world of fancy pants coffee…

Comment to win a copy of ‘Beautiful Visualization’ – winner announced!

Continuing with the 'Beautiful' series, O'Reilly has released their newest one, Beautiful Visualization. This book examines the methods of two dozen visualization experts who approach…

Comment to win free copies of ‘Beginning Python Visualization’ – Winners announced

You know when you're going through old junk and find something really awesome that you completely forgot about? Well that's what happened to me the…

Comment to win free copies of The Visual Miscellaneum: Winners announced!

As we all know, David McCandless of Information is Beautiful, launched his new book The Visual Miscellaneum. You can read my review here. David was…

Friday Freebies: 5 Copies of Applied Security Visualization

We passed the 20k-subscriber mark last week. Very cool, and a tiny bit scary at the same time. Thank you everyone for reading and spreading…

Friday Freebies: Beautiful Data is Now Available

Beautiful Data from O'Reilly is now available! The book is a collection of articles from 39 data practitioners including Michal Migurski, Aaron Koblin, Jeff Heer,…

Friday Freebies: 5 E-book Copies of Beginning Python Visualization

It's Friday! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the weekend, and what better way to start with some free stuff? I have…

Friday Freebies: 1,000 Business Cards from AllBusinessCards

The folks over at AllBusinessCards have generously donated 1,000 business cards to three lucky FlowingData readers. Uh, read that as three FlowingData readers will each…

FlowingData NCAA Tournament Bracket – Try and Beat Me

I just started the FlowingData NCAA tournament bracket. Join now. Try and beat me if you can. The great thing about the tournament is that…

Phew, FlowingData 10k Giveaway is Done!

Our 10k giveaway is now complete. Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thank you to all of you who participated. I thoroughly enjoyed…

Four hours and then we’re done…

If you haven't won anything in our 10k giveaway yet, there's about 4 more hours to enter three remaining giveaways here, here, and here. Enter…

Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is Next Up… Better Hurry

If you haven't read Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, you're gonna wanna do that. I mean, there's a…