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Statistical Visualization

Countries of the world ranked by stuff

What country has the best education? Health? Quality of life? Thomas Klepl and Adam Clarkson of Newsweek take a look at important metrics for the…

Stacked area shows the Web is dead?

Wired has declared that the Web is dead in their September cover story, and they lead off with this stacked area chart showing the decline…

Alex Rodriguez joins the 600 club

Alex Rodriguez became only the seventh player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs, at a younger age than any of the previous six…

$8.7b Iraq development funds unaccounted for

A simple question from GOOD magazine: where did the money to rebuild Iraq go? In 2003, the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) was established for…

Exploring the Reach of Firefox

Once every blue moon I like to freelance as a short break from school work, and a few months back I got an email from…

Redesign of the Federal IT Dashboard

About a year after the launch of the Federal IT Dashboard, business intelligence consultancy Juice Analytics focuses on five areas — message, flow, charts, context,…

Exploration of our aging world

From Ben Fry's newly established Fathom Information Design, is a visualization for GE on our aging world: According to the United Nations, the elderly population…

Gapminder makes its way to the desktop

You've seen the presentation. You've seen the motion graph tool. But up until now, the data exploration tool, Trendalyzer, has always been in the browser.…

How Britain has changed since 1997

Prospect Magazine takes a look at how Britain has changed by the numbers from 1997 to present: Richer, fatter, living longer, more indebted, drunker, better…

JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit 2.0 released

Visualization in JavaScript is all the rage these days. Just a couple of years ago, this would've seemed ridiculous because the engines were too slow,…

Strata of common and not so common colors

In another look at the data from xkcd's color experiment, Stephen Von Worley looks at the common and not so common colors of the rainbow:…

Protovis 3.2 released – more examples and layouts

The most recent version of Protovis, the open-source visualization library that uses JavaScript and SVG, was just released not too long ago - this time…

Current tracks and visualizes memes

It's not easy keeping up with what's going on around the Web. Trending topic here. Another topic there. Zoe Fraade-Blanar, a graduate student at NYU…

What America spends on food and drink

How much more (or less) money do you spend on groceries than you do on dining out? Bundle, a new online destination that aims to describe how we spend money, takes a look at the grocery-dining out breakdown in major cities.

Driving habits and gas prices shift into reverse

High unemployment has meant less people driving to work, and less consumer spending means less freight moving across the country. As a result, the path appears to swing in the opposite direction.

Streamgraph code ported to JavaScript

Lee Byron open-sourced his streamgraph code in Processing about a month ago. Jason Sundram has taken that and ported it to JavaScript, using Processing.js.

Tax brackets over the past century

Stephen Von Worley's Weather Sealed is one of my new favorites. In his most recent graphic, income tax brackets for individuals are displayed. The colors…

March Madness Bracketology

The Final Four is just about here. Who's going to win it all? It's anyone's guess at this point, but what we can do while…

Statistical Atlas from the ninth Census in 1870

In 1870, Francis Walker oversaw publication of the United States' very first Statistical Atlas, based on data from the ninth Census.

Canada: the country that pees together stays together

EPCOR, the water utility company that runs the fountains up in Edmonton, Canada released this graph yesterday. It's water consumption during the Olympic gold medal…

Challenge: make this graph easier to read

The Economist discusses the return of big government and includes this graph showing total government spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product. Is there a better way to represent the time series?

An Exploration of Biological Records

The Natural Science Museum of Barcelona has a growing database of 50,000 records of specimens collected over the past 150 years. Bestiario explores this data…