xkcd sectioned the United States by the background in movies. Because xkcd.
xkcd: U.S. of movie backgrounds
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data
Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.