Gender pay gaps for major U.S. occupations

As we all know these days, there exists a gender pay gap across most major professions in the United States. The Wall Street Journal charts the average differences for 446 occupations.

Occupations are charted from least to greatest gap horizontally, and the vertical axis represents salaries. Blue dots represent men’s average salaries and the pink represents women’s, and a vertical line connects the two. So the longer the vertical, the bigger the gap.

There’s an interesting use of the fish eye effect as you mouse over so that you can see the individual lines. There’s also a search box to find an occupation of interest. I just wish the two were closer linked with a zoom on search, instead of only a highlight.


Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

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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.

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.