BOOKMARK THIS TUTORIAL
The "Getting started with charts in R" tutorial from FlowingData.com is the most bookmark-worthy post of the week.
BIZARRE ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Thanks to Urban Demographics for pointing out this link to three dozen of the most bizarre economic indicators ever proposed by economists. Here are just a few:
- High Heels Index
- Mosquito Bite Indicator
- Plastic Surgery Indicator
AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY GOES DIGITAL
This week the U.S. Census Bureau announced an online response option for the American Community Survey. For more information on the research that led up to this decision, see their published work on internet data collection.
BEST CHART OF THE WEEK
Would that this were not a national headline this week, but the New York Times' map of the National Rifle Association's letter grades for members of Congress is simple to understand, and thus a powerful infographic.
NRA grades each House and Senate member with a letter grade from A to F, signifying their support for or opposition to gun access.
|Source: New York Times|