Saturday, December 27, 2008

Flowing Data

Today I stumbled upon the FlowingData website and it is a great site. What is it? Here is a description from the website:

FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all.

And here is the post that first landed me on this site: A contest on how to skin historical data about immigration to the U.S.

Take a look at the graph – it is interesting.

immig (pdf)

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