Prize money aside, Statwing’s new contest to find the best insights from a 400-plus-variable, 40,000-row social science dataset should at least be fun — there are a lot of interesting angles to explore — and is a great example of putting tools and data in the people’s hands.
Many of us yell at the TV while watching our favorite sports teams. Many of us also want to get better at working with data. Statwing thinks it can help with both.
Not everyone is drowning in big data or has the know-how to deal with it if they were. Here are six free web services that help mere mortals analyze and visualize their own data.