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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.

Chart:

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

Other aricles by Jon Bruner:

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Comment by Vincent Granville on May 8, 2012 at 7:12am

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

Comment by Vincent Granville on May 8, 2012 at 7:07am

Also, how do you produce a chart like this one? Can you do it with R, SAS, or in Perl?

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