Exploring public datasets

Uncle Sam publishes an extraordinary quantity of data, much of which is difficult for an average person to assimilate. Today I stumbled upon MetricMash, an wonderful website for exploring a handful of important public data sets.

The tools are fully interactive, which means no settings the parameters and clicking refresh on the graph. You drag the sliders, and while you drag the graph changes. It looks like they use amCharts and Tableau to power their site.