Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

Girl Scout cookie pie chart

With Girl Scout cookie season around the corner, Wired pies it up with…

How the deficit got so big

The US continues to rack up more and more debt, with a deficit…

All the countries that the US owes money to

In May 2011, the United States owned $14.3 trillion in debt. A lot…

When crime happens in major cities

Does more crime happen during the late hours of the night or in…

Award-nominated movies vs. highest grossing

Dorothy Gambrell of very small array continues with her fascination of movie quality…

RottenTomatoes trends with Career-o-matic

Slate puts together a rough analysis of RottenTomatoes actor and director career ratings.…

Rise and fall of housing prices

Kevin Quealy and Jeremy White report for The New York Times on the…

Reactions to the death of a terrorist

On the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death, there was a mixed reaction…

Tweets per second during Bin Laden announcement

As I listened to my young neighbors run around the parking lot chanting,…

Dropping movie ratings from the past six decades

Dorothy Gambrell of very small array charts median Tomatometer ratings of the top…

Visual evidence that movies are getting worse

Moki takes a page out of the OkCupid social media playbook and analyzes…

America is not the best at everything

Charles M. Blow has a look at some metrics for the International Monetary…

The Grammy winning sales bump

A Grammy win is worth way more than a little trophy and some…

Exploratory treemap for Obama’s 2012 budget proposal

It’s that time of year again. Obama recently released his 2012 budget proposal…

Gamers mimic the real life football season

As you might expect, people who play sports video games tend to play…

Watch the world get fatter over the past three decades

People are getting fatter everywhere. You know this. But there’s nothing like the…

Price and adoption timeline of gadgets

New gadgets, from Web-connected TVs, to smartphones, to Fax machines, always seem to…

Delicious mass exodus

On news that Delicious is on Yahoo’s sunset list, thousands of people decided…