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March Madness! Wanna Win?

March 14, 2012
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March Madness! Wanna Win?

Description:Winning percentage of all NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Champions.Analysis:Down by one, the ball spins in his hand as he dribbles up the floor. With tennis shoes squeaking, he feints left, then right. Glancing up at the clock, he sees on...

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Airline Fares Decreasing Steadily

March 5, 2012
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Airline Fares Decreasing Steadily

Description:Yearly average airline fare since 1995.Data:http://www.bts.gov/Analysis:When taking the average price of domestic airline fares, there is a clear trend indicating that flying is becoming more affordable - when adjusted for inflation. This m...

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Massive Increase in Ethanol Production

February 29, 2012
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Massive Increase in Ethanol Production

Description:Yearly production of Ethanol in the United States since 1980.Data:http://www.ethanolrfa.org/Analysis:When it comes to fuel - especially for transportation - oil is king. In 2010, the United States imported 180.8 billion gallons of crude oil...

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The New York Yankees Payroll vs Everyone Else (Major League Baseball)

February 22, 2012
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The New York Yankees Payroll vs Everyone Else (Major League Baseball)

(This article was originally published at Graph of the Week, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

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R-Bloggers Steadily Growing

February 15, 2012
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R-Bloggers Steadily Growing

Description: Number of blogs aggregated into the R-Bloggers news site. Data: http://www.r-bloggers.com/ Analysis: R-Bloggers is a website devoted to news and tutorials related to the R programming language. The content is generated by a growing ...

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We Keep Our Vehicles Longer

February 8, 2012
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We Keep Our Vehicles Longer

Description: Average age of passenger cars and light trucks in the United States since 1995. The gray area represents the possible variance of the trend line with 95% confidence. Data: https://www.polk.com/company/news/average_age_of_vehicles_...

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Are Recessions Environmentally Beneficial?

February 1, 2012
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Are Recessions Environmentally Beneficial?

Description: Total energy consumption in the United States by sector.  Vertical gray lines represent periods of recession. Data: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/index.cfm#consumption http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rece...

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ESPN Prediction Performance for the NFL

January 25, 2012
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ESPN Prediction Performance for the NFL

Description: ESPN 'experts' predict the National Football League wins/losses each week.  The above chart shows the percentage of their correct guesses and an overall trend, week by week. Data: http://espn.go.com/nfl/picks Analysis: ...

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SOPA / PIPA

January 18, 2012
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SOPA / PIPA

Graph of the Week is blacked out today (January 18, 2012) to join in the online protest to the SOPA and PIPA bills. Helpful links: http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/technical-examination-of-sopa-and.html http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/18/0834...

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Annual Average Retail Gas Prices (adjusted for inflation) – United States

January 11, 2012
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Annual Average Retail Gas Prices (adjusted for inflation) – United States

Description: Annual retail gas prices since 1950, split by Leaded and Unleaded and adjusted for inflation. Data: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/index.cfm Analysis: Gas prices have spiked sharply twice since 1949.  Even though ...

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