History of Sumo charted

Sumo has a long history that goes back centuries. Unlike most things that old though, there are detailed records of tournaments and wrestlers, which allows a comparison over the years. Matthew Conlen for FiveThirtyEight charted them all in an interactive. Go through the explainer, and then use the last chart to look at the data by various dimensions.

See also the full article on sumo.

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Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.