Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

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…

Facebook status updates: young people are self-centered and old ramble

The Facebook Data Team had a quantitative look at status updates by age…

Worst and best commutes in America

I grew up in a relatively small city where it took no more…

The Joy of Stats with Hans Rosling

The Joy of Stats, a one-hour documentary, hosted by none other than the…

How Twitter users balanced the budget

In a follow-up to their puzzle to balance the budget, The New York…

Comparison of Republican and Democratic tax plans

Lori Montgomery of the The Washington Post reports on the difference between the…

What New Yorkers complain about

Wired, in collaboration with Pitch Interactive, has a look at complaints called in…