tirsdag den 16. juni 2009

The Flowing Data guide to visualisations

Nøglen til forståelse er visualisering af data ... men overvej nøje hvordan ...

Visualization is key ... but consider carefully what you unlock?


Nathan Yau, the statistician beind data blog Flowing Data, presents his guide to what you can do with all those numbers

It seems like every week there's a new Web application that promises to harness the power of the masses and unlock the secrets within large datasets. Others aim to be the YouTube of data: a site that makes data fun and entertaining while starting conversations that would've otherwise never began.

This all sounds good on paper - tons of people analyzing the world's data - but there's still quite a ways to go before social data analysisbecomes useful to the data-oriented crowd and an even longer way to go before data goes mainstream, if it ever does. Let's take a look at what's available now. [...]

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Source: Flowing Data

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/jun/15/google-ibm

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