Frictionless Personal Data Collection with your.flowingdata

I really like the idea of these diet/fitness journal websites that let you track your weight, exercises, and food/calorie intake. Lots of other people must too, because if you do a quick search, you’ll see hundreds of software tools that promise to help you accomplish these tasks. If you’re a data nerd like me, the […]


Guerrilla Data Analysis using Pivot Charts in Microsoft Access 2007

Until last Friday, it had been almost a full decade since I last launched a copy of Microsoft Access. I spent a fair amount of my undergraduate career getting familiar with it and the concepts of relational databases, and SQL, but once I started working with full-featured database servers like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, […]