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Poll results: What do you use to analyze and/or visualize data?

A couple of weeks ago I asked what you all use to analyze and visualize data. Here are the results. As of writing this, there were 1,112 responses. Thanks for…

Poll: What do you use to analyze and/or visualize data?

I asked this same question a couple of years back. I wonder: has the software that people use for visualization and data graphics changed at all? Punch your answer in…

Poll: What do you mostly use visualization for?

We use visualization for a lot of different things, and its purpose varies person-to-person. Some use it to report the news. Others use it purely for analysis and decision-making. Some…

Poll: Why Do You Read FlowingData?

I tend to post a wide array of subjects from the data spectrum, so I know all of you come from different view points and areas of study. Some are…

Who’s Going to Win Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?

It's July 4 this weekend. You know what that means, right? It's Independence Day, and really, there's no better way to celebrate than to stuff down as many hot dogs…

Poll: Will Data Always Be Just For Geeks?

Photo by penmachine I threw out a random thought a couple of months back. I tweeted, "Remember when computers used to be just for geeks? Now they're ubiquitous. We can…

POLL RESULTS: What Data-related Area Are You Most Interested In?

A couple weeks ago I asked you what data-related area you're most interested in. Thanks to the 831 of you who answered. As I expected, FlowingData readers have a wide…

POLL: What Data-related Area Are You Most Interested In?

It's time for a FlowingData poll. I want to know what data-ish things you're interested in. Design? Statistics? Analytics? Select your answer in the poll below. If you select other,…

Will Dark Knight Beat Titanic for Biggest Movie of All Time? [POLL]

Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, has been breaking records left and right. After only 10 days, the movie passed the $300 million mark…

What Would You Like to See More of On FlowingData? [POLL]

With it being FlowingData's birthday, it seems like a good time to get some input from all of you. FlowingData isn't just a personal blog for me anymore. It's for…

What Do You Use to Analyze and/or Visualize Data? [POLL RESULTS]

The most recent FlowingData poll asked what you use to analyze and/or visualize data. Thanks to all 347 of you who participated. I was surprised by the percentage of you…

What Do You Primarily Use to Analyze and/or Visualize Data? [POLL]

In elementary school through high school, I always used Microsoft Excel for my charts and graphs (and use it to clean data every now and then). In undergrad, I learned…

What Field of Expertise Do You Study or Work In? [POLL RESULTS]

Thank you to everyone who responded to last week's poll: What Field of Expertise Do You Study or Work In? At the time I'm writing this, there were 326 responses.…

What Field of Expertise Do You Study or Work In? [POLL]

People from lots of different fields have emailed me during the course of FlowingData, and I continue to be surprised by the wide reader diversity. So naturally, I'm interested to…