Welcome to StateMaster, a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different
data on US states. We have compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the
National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the
numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. We also have thousands of
map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.
We have stats on everything from toothless residents
to percentage of carpoolers. Our database is increasing
all the time, so be sure to check back with us regularly.
If you are interested in data on an international scale, be sure to check out NationMaster,
our sister site and the world's largest central database for comparing countries.
COUNTRY CLUSTERS: STATISTICALLY SIMILAR COUNTRIES IN NETWORK GRAPHS
Friday, 1 November 2013
What would the world look like if you shifted countries around based on similarity? What if you clustered countries according to statistical performance, rather than other predefined groups, regions and associations?
We did just that at NationMaster. We created network graphs where the most similar countries become neighbours. The more similar their statistical performance, the closer countries are. And if they're not that similar, we show no connection at all. (We tried showing more connections but then the graphs turned into big unreadable blobs).
This analysis doesn't directly take into account the kinds of institutions countries have or their cultural mix, just how they score in 4,000 different statistics. We chose to show only countries that had strong correlations, just so you could (almost) fit the graph on your screen. Exceptional countries like The United States often don't make an appearance for that reason.
What you get is a new way of looking at countries. It's not just interesting. It helps us here think about how we should group countries.
Below you see the graph for all indicators: You can see in the top left the West, and sub clusters within them: some English speaking former British colonies (Canada, NZ, Australia), Scandinavia, Western Europe, Southern Europe. Below you see a nice cluster for former Warsaw Pact countries, with Slovakia being the most typical. At the middle bottom we have our middle income countries: a mix of South America with some South East Asia.
In the bottom right hand corner of our map we see western Europe, with Southern Europe and Scandinavia in their own subclusters.
MAKING IT SUPER EASY TO GET REFERENCES FROM WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Announcing the launch of perhaps our most useful feature yet.
We find similar sentences to those in Wikipedia, complete with their citations for you to paste into your essay. It's the easy way to branch off to find authoritative sources and relevant quotes to deepen your research.
Check it out at The Full Wiki.