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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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.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

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.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.