Best of FlowingData: September 2009

Oct 8, 2009

Again, FlowingData had another record month in terms of growth, and I cannot thank you all enough for reading and spreading the word. Thank you. We’ve got quite the community developing here.

In case you missed them, here are the top posts from the past month ranked by a combination of page views, comments, and trackbacks:

  1. What Visualization Tool/Software Should You Use? – Getting Started
  2. Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man
  3. 3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations
  4. The World of Seinfeld
  5. Vintage Infographics From the 1930s
  6. Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin’s Ideas
  7. Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’
  8. 10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green
  9. A Road Map to Success
  10. TV Size Over the Past 8 Years

From the Forums

And here’s some of the good stuff that’s been going on in the forums in no particular order.

Do you have a data visualization question or have something data-ish to share? The FlowingData forums is the best place to do it, especially since I (really) suck with email now.

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How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, …

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

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.