Data Visualization today was not even in the same ballpark as it was just 10 years ago and it surely wasn’t even in the same universe just 20 years ago. Data Viz experts like Nathan Yau, Aaron Koblin, Stephen Few, Edward Tufte, Ben Fry, and […]
I love examples that are so blatantly clear that even people who aren’t as crazy as I am about data can get it. Anscombe’s Quartet is exactly that, it shows that we must look at data visually to really ensure we understand the data.
Anscombe’s quartet comprises four datasets that have nearly identical simple statistical […]
You up for learning something new? or maybe like me want to “do” statistics? If you are looking to do data analysis then R is a great tool/language to learn.
What is R?
R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a […]
I have been playing with Tableau 7 and recently got a license. However to my fortunate luck Tableau just released version 8 with more than 90 new features. Here is the list of some of the new features that Tableau has put into Tableau 8:
I am always on the prowl for good visualizations of data and here is an interesting one of www.dataenthusiast.com from the guys & gals at www.infocaptor.com. Now what would be cool is if this was totally interactive to where every bubble you click on gives you data/analysis in a pop up. There […]
Lately I have been doing a lot more thinking around ‘how’ we are using data and information and much less around how can we get our hands on more data. This change in thinking actually comes from a few things. One being that I think we (as data professionals) have the firehose wide open now […]
This video is just amazing! This makes me want to figure out how he did all this. Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new
Amazing video found on TED.com about the AlloSphere. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements
What a great day for Data. What a great day to get a new book too! It was such a nice surprise to go into a Barnes & Noble yesterday and find a copy of “Visualize This” the new book from the author of www.flowingdata.com Nathan Yau.
Beautiful Data has been out since July 2009 however it still is such a great book for those interested in seeing what can be done with data. Beautiful Data is unique in that it wasn’t written by just one author but a collection of
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