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Author:Nathan Yau
Description: FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists use data to understand ourselves better -- mainly through data visualization. This blog, by a PhD candidate in statistics with a background in computer science and design, dates back to June of 2007, and has included posts such as "How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time," "Dreaming in numbers," "How a Giant Shark Took Down an Airplane," "Sorting algorithms demonstrated with Hungarian folk dance," "Think like a statistician -- without the math," "What Visualization Tool/Software Should You Use? -- Getting Started," "7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs," "Narrow-minded Data Visualization," "How to Make a US County Thematic Map Using Free Tools," and "40 Essential Tools and Resources to Visualize Data." Yau's projects and experiments link to his graphics ("A quick look at data from all Facebook on users, applications, and pages"; "Nerd quotes as nerd graphics"), interactives ("Worldwide migration rates over time"; "Fluctuations in gas prices over the years"), and applications ("Personal Environmental Impact Report to track carbon emissions and pollution exposure"; "A platform to publish, share, and manage your sensor data").

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Web-Based Discussions, Recreations, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Communicating Math, Graphing of Data, Applications/Connections

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