Gource is a software version control visualization tool. See more of Gource in action on the Videos page. Introduction
Posted in Tech blog on November 25th, 2010 by Pingdom Text and numbers are all good and well, but sometimes it’s nice to just be presented with a nice visual. This post is full of videos of just that, interesting visualizations of data. Being the geeks we are, they’re of course all related to the Web and the Internet. Enjoy!
Over the last year or so, I’ve spent almost as much time thinking about how to teach data visualization as I’ve spent working with data. I’ve been a teacher for 10 years – for better or for worse this means that as I learn new techniques and concepts, I’m usually thinking about pedagogy at the same time. Lately, I’ve also become convinced that this massive ‘open data’ movement that we are currently in the midst of is sorely lacking in educational components. The amount of available data, I think, is quickly outpacing our ability to use it in useful and novel ways. How can basic data visualization techniques be taught in an easy, engaging manner? This post, then, is a first sketch of what a lesson plan for teaching Processing and data visualization might look like.
I've been thinking a lot about data visualization, meaning things like the Internet version of those USA Today infographics and the data you get back from your site traffic analytics group. But data viz is not just about fancy Excel charts and animation; it's a discipline used to visualize information of any sort and it's becoming an increasingly important way to communicate with your audience. Its importance, I believe, lies in its ability to reach scale, that is, helping marketers get the biggest audience possible.
“Quants” est le surnom donné aux analystes quantitatifs, qui manipulent au quotidien un nombre important de données dans le domaine des mathématiques financières. L’une des explications de la crise que traverse l’économie mondiale vient certainement se nicher dans les modèles utilisés par ces professionnels de la finance, dont les compétences vont des mathématiques à la physique [...] “Quants” est le surnom donné aux analystes quantitatifs, qui manipulent au quotidien un nombre important de données dans le domaine des mathématiques financières. L’une des explications de la crise que traverse l’économie mondiale vient certainement se nicher dans les modèles utilisés par ces professionnels de la finance, dont les compétences vont des mathématiques à la physique en passant par les probabilités. Un univers étrange, que les néerlandais de onesize se sont attachés à faire vivre dans le cadre d’un documentaire sur les “quants”.