Best Data Visualizations from 2014

Plot millions of journal entries from 18th and 19th century ship logs, and you reveal a picture of ocean trade you’ve never seen before.

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Statistics on the words ‘nazi’ & ‘nazis’ on twitter during the USA vs. Germany game

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At what age do members of the opposite sex look best to men and women

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Heart rate (bpm) during marriage proposal [OC]

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I Pinged All Devices on the Internet, here’s a Map of them [OC]

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Distribution of results of the Matura (high school exit exam) in Poland in 2013. The minimum score to pass is 30%.

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Why we walk in cities: a map of how far one mile can take a pedestrian in an American city vs. an American suburb

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When it comes to comment lengths, Reddit dislikes one-worders, likes one-liners, hates paragraphs, but *loves* essays and novels.

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World’s Deadliest Animals

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That Washington Post map about male/female ratios in each state is way off. I spent last night finding their errors and making a new ma

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Print-only interactive visualization by The Economist

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Graph of jobs from most women (Pre-K teacher, 97.7% female) to most men (Boilermaker, 99.8% male)

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Karma Inequality: 1% of Redditors have 20% of the comment karma

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Average SAT scores by family income

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/DataIsBeautiful is now a default subreddit! Here’s the chart of when the announcement hit!

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Surnames of Licensed Manicurists in Texas [OC]

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Map: Most Popular Female Names by State

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Causes of death of Roman emperors, from 14 AD to 395 AD.

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How Scotland voted, council by council

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The most frequent sites of “missed connections” on Craigslist in each region —- Slate.com

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US Mean Center of Population 1790-2010

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The shortest path through the 48 continental state capitals (animated)

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College Textbook Prices vs Average Consumer Prices Over Last 45 Years.

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Which nation contributed most to defeating Germany in 1945? French polls from 1945, 1994, 2004

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This is how banks get too big to fail.

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Distribution of last letter in newborn boys’ names

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Visualisation of which parts of the multiplication table 5-8 year old students found the most difficult.

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At what age are you in your prime?

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Goooal”: Facebook shows which countries use the most “o”s to celebrate World Cup scores

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Reduction in Air Pollution (NO2) over America from 2005-2011

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The Real Value of $100 in Each State

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What makes for a stable marriage? [OC]

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Best selling EDM genres according to year, taken from Beatport

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24 Hour “Breathing” map of Manhattan, made with Excel (x-post from r/gifs)

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Birthday patterns in the US [OC]

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Data about the redditors who send me pictures [OC]

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Reddit was hit with massive account+subreddit creation spam for three days during November 2014 [OC]

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Small jumps in salary if you have less than college degree [OC]

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Redesign: Where We Donate vs. Diseases That Kill Us [OC]

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Common causes of death in the US (2010)

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Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal For A Majority Of The U.S.

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Visualising five years of my phone’s location data… (OC, code in comments)

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Middle East friendship chart

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My rise and fall in a long game of Monopoly – money charted in excel [OC]

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Change in Air Pollution since I’ve been in Los Angeles (1994) [OC]

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How Text Messages Change from Dating to Marriage – Word Map

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