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Data visualization: example of a great, interactive chart

This chart was published in the Forbes magazine by Jon Bruner, and the data comes from the IRS tax stats tables.


More people left Phoenix in 2009 than came. The map above visualizes moves to and from Phoenix; counties that took more migrants than they sent are linked with red lines. Counties that sent more migrants than they took are linked with blue lines.

American Migration [Interactive Map] Close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another every year. Click anywhere on the map below: blue counties send more migrants to the selected county than they take; red counties take more than they send.

View interactive chart on Forbes website

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Comment by Steffen Springer on May 9, 2012 at 1:43am

very cool, thanks for sharing

Comment by David Henderson on May 8, 2012 at 2:33pm

Wow, have to love HTML 5.

Just wish my workplace would upgrade from WIndows XP - IE9 is not compatible with it :(

Here's a howto for the map

Comment by Vijayakumar Ramdoss on May 8, 2012 at 10:23am

Interesting to see the Graph

Comment by Vincent Granville on May 8, 2012 at 10:11am

Also, how do you produce this charts using R, SAS, Perl libraries or other software? 

By the way, here's another great chart from the same guy:

Comment by Vincent Granville on May 8, 2012 at 9:59am

I don't agree with "the guy with the most data wins". Comprehensive data with poor predictive modeling bring less value than correctly sample data combined with good statistical models. The latter is indeed the future of big data.

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