EDC: Set Visualiser Set Visualiser is a tool developed to visualise the way that a number of items is classified into one or more categories or sets using Euler diagrams. This approach has the advantage that the visualisation can represent non-hierarchical classifications, in which an item may belong to more than one category. An example visualisation is shown on the right, and a more complex visualisation (based on data extracted from our publications database) is shown at the bottom of the page. Set Visualiser is freely available - click here to download a .zip file containing the program, an example file, and the manual in PDF form. (Alternatively, you can download the manual separately.) Details of the algorithm are given in an academic paper, currently in preparation.
The art of Pi (`pi`), Phi (`phi`) and `e` // Martin Krzywinski / Genome Sciences Center ▲ 2013 day ▲ 2014 day ▲ 2015 day ▲ 2014 approx day ▲ Circular art We need a connected vision This Thursday, Forum for the Future will be proud to be hosting a lecture by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi to mark the launch of their new book, The Systems View of Life. Here, the authors explain why understanding some of our most critical challenges, like climate change and food shortages, lie in having a connected vision of the world. “The material world, ultimately, is a network of inseparable patterns of relationships; the planet as a whole is a living, self-regulating system.” We believe it will b e critical for present and future generations of young researchers and graduate students to understand the new systemic conception of life and its implications for a broad range of professions — from the life sciences to economics, management, politics, medicine, and law.
Why D3.js is So Great for Data Visualization When D3 came out in 2011, it became clear pretty quickly that it was going to be a powerful tool for creating data visualizations. But it’s certainly not the first — or only — tool. Why did it succeed when so many other libraries have failed? 40 must-see vídeos about data visualization and infographics Our selection of keynotes, TED Talks and interviews by some of the top names in the field (The Joy of Stats, by Hans Rolling, one of the must-see videos) After the success of our collection of data visualization presentations a few weeks ago, we decided to push even further our research of multimedia resources and take the risk of selecting some videos.
Synergetics (Haken) Self-organization requires a 'macroscopic' system, consisting of many nonlinearly interacting subsystems. Depending on the external control parameters (environment, energy-fluxes) self-organization takes place. Essential in synergetics is the order-parameter concept which was originally introduced in the Ginzburg-Landau theory in order to describe phase-transitions in thermodynamics. Paper.js - Paper.js Standing on the shoulders of Scriptographer and making use of HTML5 standards, Paper.js is a comprehensive open source vector graphics scripting framework. Document Object Model Paper.js provides a Document Object Model (also called a Scene Graph) that is very easy to work with. Create a project and populate it with layers, groups, paths, rasters etc. Groups and layers can contain other items and even other groups. If you've never heard of a Document Object Model before, you can think of it as the layers palette of applications such as Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop.
37 Data-ish Blogs You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I'm a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything with a chart or a mention of statistics on it (and naturally have to do some feed-cleaning every now and then). In a follow up to my short list last year, here are the data-ish blogs, some old and some new, that continue to post interesting stuff. Data and Statistics By the Numbers - Column from The New York Times visual Op-ed columnist, Charles Blow, who also used to be NYT's graphics director.Data Mining - Matthew Hurst, scientist at Microsoft's MSN, also the co-creator of BlogPulse.Statistical Modeling - We might disagree on certain things, but Andrew's blog is one of the few active pure statistics blogs.The Numbers Guy - Data-minded reporting from Carl Bialik of the Wall Street Journal.Basketball Geek - Like statistical analysis and basketball?