Data visualization and statistics

While flipping through Flipboard* on the iPad last night, I stumbled across this very cool site, Flowingdata.com.  It was created by Nathan Yau, a PhD candidate in statistics at UCLA.  From his website:

FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization.

There are lots of neat ideas and and examples on his website.  I knew I liked it when I saw this post:

Why learning Code for Data is Worthwhile

* Flipboard is also totally amazing in its own right. If you have an iPad, and haven’t downloaded that app yet, do it!

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