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 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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