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Brewing Multivariate Beer

I was toying around with the idea of multivariate beer, where the ingredients varied by county demographics. Could I taste the difference? Here's how the experiment went.

Sandwich Place Geography

As of this writing, there are over 27,000 Subway restaurants in the United States and about 16,000 locations in other countries, putting the total count at around 43,000. In contrast,…

Mapping the Most Common Races

Select one or more races for a quick comparison. Counties are colored by the most prevalent.

It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me

In English, there's an idiom that notes confusion: "It's all Greek to me." Other languages have similar sayings, but they don't use Greek as their point of confusion.

State Income Tax Brackets Charted

I'm sure you finished your taxes months ago, but here's a chart of the tax brackets and rates in all the states in case you're interested. Each segment represents a…

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here's by how much.

Where to Find Jeopardy! Daily Doubles

Placement of Daily Double clues, from season 1 to 31. Watch them play out.

Compare Worst and Best Commutes in America

See who has it worse off and better than you.

Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don't all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.

State Rorschach

Stare at boundary lines long enough, and you'll start to see weird things too.

Interactive: How Americans Get to Work

The way that people get around can say a lot about how a place is made up. Here's an interactive map that shows how people get to work in America.

Relationship Status Geography

Some places attract young singles, whereas others attract married couples and families. I was curious how this varied across the country, so I mapped it.

Chart of Cousins

For every family get-together I go to, it seems there are more kids running around. I know that they are related to me somehow, but what do I call them? Maybe this chart will help next time.

Data Fluency is Out Now

Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication, by Zach and Chris Gemignani, is the latest addition to the FlowingData book series. You can order it now.…

Data Fluency, Coming Soon

There's a new addition to the FlowingData book series on the way.

Multivariate Beer

Can you experience data? Sometimes visualization gets you part of the way there, putting data into context, serving as a trigger for your memory, and all that. But only so much can happen through the computer screen.

Chart-Topping Songs as Graphs and Diagrams

Dreams, hope, and most importantly, love, mixed with some parties and dranking.

Looking For the Closest Casino

Casinos are everywhere. This interactive map tells you how close the nearest one is in sampled areas of the United States.

Where People Work and How Much They Make

Salaries for occupations with the same job title can vary across industries. This interactive shows you by how much and who works where.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

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.

Burger Place Geography

After looking at pizza places, coffee, and grocery stores, I had to look at burger chains across the country. The data was just sitting there.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

The Change My Son Brought, Seen Through Personal Data

I combed through personal data that I've actively and passively collected since early graduate school to see how life is different now with a 6-month old.

Mapping a century of earthquakes

Earthquakes are in the news a lot lately. A quick search shows a 7.6 off the coast of the Solomon Islands, a 6.6 in Nicaragua, and a 7.1 off the…

Coffee Place Geography

My fascination with the geography of place and businesses continues.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, time, elevation, and location from your phone, and millions of…

Last day to pre-order quotes poster

It's been an interesting few days. I thought a few people would find the famous quotes graphic amusing, but I didn't expect so many to share my odd sense of…

Movie quotes as charts, poster edition

Since so many of you kind people asked, the movie-quotes-as-charts graphic is now coming to a poster near you. Take advantage of the early-bird pricing and pre-order the print now.…

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute selected the 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema, and a few years ago, for kicks and giggles, I put…