Sketchy summary statistics

Jul 13, 2016

Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details.

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Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.

The Changing American Diet

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

Life expectancy changes

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