Friday, February 01, 2008

Social Explorer gets religion   posted by Razib @ 2/01/2008 08:36:00 PM

Via Andrew Gelman, check out the Social Explorer geographic interface for distributions of religious denominations and all the major census data parameters. One gripe, I do notice that their prices aren't public. I assume that this is because they negotiate different price points for different subscribers, so it must be really spendy to justify the time. Maybe I just have a messed up perception of the costs here, the time & effort it takes to program the application, and the hardware it takes to run it, but I think there are a lot of data nerds out there who would pony up a non-trivial fee for access to this sort of service. There are benefits to having a huge subscriber base....