Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

Who voted for Santorum and Romney

As a complement to Shan Carter’s exit poll dancing boxes, The New York…

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, accidental chart

This came via Twitter from @christopferd: Will @flowingdata caption my 2 yr old’s…

Slicing Obama’s 2013 budget proposal four ways

With Obama’s recent budget for next year proposed, Shan Carter et. al of…

Compare presidential candidate fundraising

Presidential candidates have raised $186 million up to now, according to the Federal…

Words used in SOTU and Republican presidential candidates in debates

Jonathan Corum for The New York Times examines word usage by President Barack…

Job growth at the best companies to work for

Nicolas Rapp and Anne Vandermey with a straightforward look at new jobs added…

Optimized dart throwing and other games

If you play darts just trying to hit the bullseye, you aren’t playing…

Apollo 11 lunar landing told through data

From Yanni Loukissas of the MIT Laboratory for Automation, Robotics, and Society, comes…

Corruption versus human development

Transparency International released annual data for the Corruption Perceptions Index. The Economist plotted…

40 years of boxplots

Famed statistician John Tukey created the boxplot in 1970. It shows a distribution…

Kill Math makes math more meaningful

After a certain point in math education, like some time during high school,…

The Fortune 500, 1955 to 2010

Since 1955, Fortune Magazine has published a list of America’s 500 largest companies.…

Last.fm scrobbles as calendar heat map

Martin Dittus, a former Last.fm employee, grabbed listening data for staff, moderators, and…

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…