Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

Using Data Visualization to Forecast Financial Markets

This is a guest post by Simit Patel of InformedTrades, which offers free…

Google Uses Search Terms to Predict Flu Activity

In Google Flu Trends, Google uses related searches to predict flu activity in…

Google Visualization API Opens Up

When Google first launched their visualization API, you could only use data that…

More Google Reader Stats When ‘show details’

I just noticed that when you click on “show details” in Google Reader,…

Who’s Leading Whom? Predictive Markets Versus Polls

This is a guest post from Michael Drumheller, Dirk Karis, Raif Majeed and…

Browse Political Bias on Memeorandum – Greasemonkey Script

Memeorandum shows up-to-date posts from leading political bloggers, and it is well-known that…

Have You Registered to Vote Yet?

PhD Comics has grown to be my favorite comic of the moment. It’s…

3 Worthwhile Alternatives to the Pie Chart

A while back I asked what you wanted to see more of on…

Watch the Rise of Gasoline Retail Prices, 1993 – 2008

"What do the data look like for gasoline prices?" The prices go up, then down, then up, down, up...

Can You Improve this Graph Showing Suicide Rates in Japan?

Are you ready for another deconstruct/reconstruct exercise? I just posted a time series…

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Dataset

Last week I asked if you could improve a mediocre bar chart showing…

Can You Improve this Mediocre Statistical Graphic?

I’m on my way back home from the workshop Integrating Computing into the…

Is Napoleon’s March the Greatest Statistical Graphic Ever?

I’m starting to hear about Charles Minard‘s map of Napoleon’s march time and…

Reflecting On the Data Viz VI Conference

A little over a week ago, I was in Bremen for the Data…

Statistical Graphics Conference – Jet Lag Wins. I Lose.

As you might have noticed, I haven’t been live blogging the Data Viz…

Voting Breakdown for Democratic Presidential Primaries

The above New York Times graphic shows where each candidate got his or…

Quickie Visualizations for Debugging

This guest post is by Rahul Bhargava, a Senior Software Engineer at nTAG…

Poverty Statistics that Make Sense – Welcome to Povertyville and Slumtown

Dan Beech represents worldwide poverty in this video, which is actually a 3-dimensional…