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Infoactive. Information design is about understanding data.


Visual Facilitation to help creativity. Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming app - SpiderScribe. Data Visualizations, Challenges, Community. Visualization Options. Free Visualization Software. Trees / Mindmapping. OUTILS et logiciels de MindMap. Big Data and data mining. Innovative Mindset for becoming an innovator.

VisuAlgo - visualising data structures and algorithms through animation. MotivationVisuAlgo was conceptualised in 2011 by Dr Steven Halim as a tool to help his students better understand data structures and algorithms, by allowing them to learn the basics on their own and at their own pace.

VisuAlgo - visualising data structures and algorithms through animation

Together with some of his students from the National University of Singapore (see "Team"), a series of visualisations were developed and consolidated, from simple sorting algorithms to complex graph data structures and algorithms. Business Tools-Mostly Free. Storyboards. Have you ever used mind maps to plan a story or a presentation, and then had to type everything over into another tool to manage content?


With MindMup, you can keep your content in a single place, plan great stories using hierarchical breakdowns and visual structure of mind maps, but then simply arrange a nice linear storyboard for your script, presentation or article. Frictionless idea capture helps you focus on the story in your head, not on the software collecting the ideas. Once you have a nice outline, you can easily share it with colleagues or even collaborate over the Internet to turn it into a great presentation.

The content of the presentation stays connected to the map - update a mind map node, or add a new sub-idea to a list, and the storyboard content updates automatically. Infografias. Free Online OCR - convert scanned PDF and images to Word, JPEG to Word. ChartGo - Graph and Charts Fast, Easy and Free.

Stats. Tutorials. Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis. November 7, 2013 03:21 PM ET The chart below originally accompanied our story 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis (April 20, 2011).

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

We're updating it as we cover additional tools, including 8 cool tools for data analysis, visualization and presentation (March 27, 2012) and Six useful JavaScript libraries for maps, charts and other data visualizations (March 6, 2013). Click through to those articles for full tool reviews. Features: You can sort the chart by clicking on any column header once to sort in ascending order and a second time to sort by descending (browser JavaScript required). Skill levels are represented as numbers from easiest to most difficult to learn and use: Users who are comfortable with basic spreadsheet tasks Users who are technically proficient enough not to be frightened off by spending a couple of hours learning a new applicationPower usersUsers with coding experience or specialized knowledge in a field like GIS or network analysis. Large-Scale Machine Learning. Welcome to Principia Cybernetica Web.

Nets, Webs and the Information Infrastructure/Preface - Wikibooks, open books for an open world. One of the many challenges facing the countries in the Asia-Pacific today is preparing their societies and governments for globalization and the information and communication revolution.

Nets, Webs and the Information Infrastructure/Preface - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Policy-makers, business executives, NGO activists, academics, and ordinary citizens are increasingly concerned with the need to make their societies competitive in the emergent information economy. The e-ASEAN Task Force and the UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (UNDP-APDIP) share the belief that with enabling information and communication technologies (ICTs), countries can face the challenge of the information age. NounProject.

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R. Information Geographies. About StatLearning. About This Course This is an introductory-level course in supervised learning, with a focus on regression and classification methods.

About StatLearning

The syllabus includes: linear and polynomial regression, logistic regression and linear discriminant analysis; cross-validation and the bootstrap, model selection and regularization methods (ridge and lasso); nonlinear models, splines and generalized additive models; tree-based methods, random forests and boosting; support-vector machines. Some unsupervised learning methods are discussed: principal components and clustering (k-means and hierarchical). This is not a math-heavy class, so we try and describe the methods without heavy reliance on formulas and complex mathematics.

We focus on what we consider to be the important elements of modern data analysis. To Infinity and Beyond. July 14, 2014 By Mary Seligy, Business Analyst, CSP As a general rule, the word ‘metadata’ does not conjure images of riots and revolution.

To Infinity and Beyond

After all, metadata are really just dry pieces of information about a published work such as a journal article or a book. But amid the bloody beginnings of the 1789 French Revolution in Paris, insurgent librarians needed a way to record information on the numerous books that had been recently ‘acquired’ from the Church so that they could be inventoried and then shared with the People through various public libraries. Mining of Massive Datasets. The book has a new Web site

Mining of Massive Datasets

This page will no longer be maintained. Your browser should be automatically redirected to the new site in 10 seconds. The book has now been published by Cambridge University Press. The publisher is offering a 20% discount to anyone who buys the hardcopy Here. By agreement with the publisher, you can still download it free from this page. Introduction to Information Retrieval. This is the companion website for the following book.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008. You can order this book at CUP, at your local bookstore or on the internet. The best search term to use is the ISBN: 0521865719. The book aims to provide a modern approach to information retrieval from a computer science perspective. Elements of Statistical Learning: data mining, inference, and prediction. 2nd Edition.

Quick-R: Home Page. The top 20 data visualisation tools. One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics.

Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Advertisement Entry-level tools At the entry level, we'll be looking at unexpected uses for familiar tools. 1. Systems according to Churchman. Or, designing both models of reality and systems of inquiry Churchman C.

Systems according to Churchman

West Churchman (USA, 1913-2004) was a pioneer in systems thinking, both hard (operations research) and soft (the systems approach, social systems design) (see previous post). He was also a philosopher of the pragmatic school, which says that “a thing is what it does.” He also wanted his philosophy to work practically to improve human lives. Improving military operations to get rid of Hitler as fast as possible is what motivated him for his groundbreaking work on operations research during WW-II. It’s a wicked problem, stupid! What’s the link between wicked problems and systems thinking? Horst Rittel The first person to call wicked problems so was professor Horst Rittel of the University of California Architecture Department, presumably at a seminar on problems in urban planning, in or prior to 1967. There are many other fields where wicked problems emerge, among them climate change, poverty, sustainability, brain drains, obesity, ageing, migration, interminable conflicts (Vietnam, Afghanistan), the war on drugs, tax havens, the banking system, law & order, social work, education, international development, and business.

In fact, West Churchman (1967) – jokingly? – suggests that non-wicked problems are only to be found in kindergarten and academia. Wicked problems are mischievous – and perhaps even evil – because their “solutions” often turn out to be worse than the symptoms. Click on image for full concept map. Wicked Solutions: major influences. Mapping relationships in the cloud at Linking systems thinkers The world of systems thinking is a complex one, which is funny because much systems thinking is designed to deal with complexity, not create more of it.

Part of the problem is situated in the fact that systems thinkers (and other academics) do not always care to give a clear idea where their ideas come from. Of course, there is the requirement of paying one´s intellectual dues in the form of citation, paraphrasing, and references. But this may work as a smokescreen, because it doesn´t distinguish between key sources and more accidental ones. Wicked Solutions… by Williams & Van ‘t Hof (2014) isn´t a work of science, but rather a practical work of synthesis. Where our ideas come from… …is the title of one of the closing chapters of Wicked Solutions. What does the map show? Christopher Ahlberg at TEDxCambridge 2014. Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion: Measuring Dimensions of Social Capital ... Evaluation Design for Complex Global Initiatives: Workshop Summary. Every year, public and private funders spend many billions of dollars on large-scale, complex, multi-national health initiatives. The only way to know whether these initiatives are achieving their objectives is through evaluations that examine the links between program activities and desired outcomes.

Investments in such evaluations, which, like the initiatives being evaluated, are carried out in some of the world's most challenging settings, are a relatively new phenomenon. In the last five years, evaluations have been conducted to determine the effects of some of the world's largest and most complex multi-national health initiatives. Evaluation Design for Complex Global Initiatives is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in January 2014 to explore these recent evaluation experiences and to consider the lessons learned from how these evaluations were designed, carried out, and used.

Guest Interview: Asking the right question with Gene Bellinger. Today we're talking about the power of asking the right question with Gene Bellinger, host of the almost 19,000 member Systems Thinking World LinkedIn group and the Systems Thinking Certification Program. Gene, we've talked before about the importance of the asking the right question but let's take a step back. Why is it so important that we use questions to frame our challenges? Questions tend to be opening whereas statements tend to be closing. We tend to find better answers when we spend time better understanding a situation rather than simply jumping to conclusions. But all questions aren't created equal. Most people ask questions with the answer already in mind… 30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization.

Connected Car Meets Health, Retail & Home. 8 Terrific Web Tools for Finding and Creating Data Visualizations. April 9, 2014 I got an email yesterday from a teacher asking about web tools that her students can use to create mapped data sets and visual representations of data. I went ahead and compiled the list below featuring some of the best web tools for this purpose. VisuWords. Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate. Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Graph words. Canadian ICT Sector Profile—March 2013 - Information and Communications Techn... ICT - What is it? Author: Jim Riley Last updated: Sunday 23 September, 2012 You see the letters ICT everywhere - particularly in education. But what does it mean? Read our brief introduction to this important and fast-changing subject. Information and Communications Technology Council.