Best of FlowingData – October 2011

Another month, another crazy circular discussion on the chances of answering a question correctly. Thanks again for sharing and tweeting. Always appreciated.

  1. Best statistics question ever
  2. Where people don’t use Facebook
  3. The Venn Piagram
  4. Bible sentiment analysis
  5. Language communities of Twitter
  6. #thankyousteve
  7. All numbers lead to one
  8. Kill Math makes math more meaningful
  9. Nobel laureates by country and prize
  10. Venn diagram: Platypus playing a keytar

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Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.