Military Spending

The Military Spending lab uses interactive, online graphs to better understand total military spending for each country. We see the limitations of traditional histograms and also consider the importance of using appropriate scales when comparing countries.


The following link connects you to All Grinnell Data Visualization Apps.


The full dataset is collected from the CIA World Factbook.

A csv file is available here: Military Spending Data and Variable Descriptions.


Basic Spatial Maps: Military Spending

The following link connects you to the

The emphasisis of this lab is on understanding the impact of appropriate data transformations and data visualizations.


You can create your own version with the following: