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Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics

Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
A book by Nathan Yau who writes for FlowingData, Visualize This is a practical guide on visualization and how to approach real-world data. The book is published by Wiley and is available on Amazon and other major online booksellers. Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 — Telling Stories with Data Chapter 2 — Handling Data

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Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics - Nathan Yau Data is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its audience. To mean anything, it must be presented in a way that enables people to interpret, analyze, and apply the information, and one of the best ways to do that is visually. The New York Times, for example, designs data graphics that allows readers to see what the data has to say and explore the data themselves. Now, Nathan Yau, a pioneer of this innovative approach, has written Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics (Wiley; $39.99; July 2011; ISBN: 9780470944882) to offer readers dozens of ideas for telling a story with their own data presented in creative, visual ways.

International Networks Archive \\ Remapping Our World The following six maps deal with an array of major current world issues, from the serious to the seriously frivolous. They were developed for the INA by Jonathan Harris of Flaming Toast Productions. The maps may not be reproduced or rebroadcast without express written consent of the INA. If you are interested in using the maps, please contact us. Click maps to enlarge them. This pair of maps show the global presence of Starbucks coffee shops and McDonald's restaurants. DataViz DataViz Mediaeater MMX Archive / RSS June 21 (Source: thedailywhat) Jambalaya: an interactive environment for exploring ontologies Margaret-Anne Storey, Natalya F. Noy, M.A. Musen, Casey Best, Ray Fergersen, Neil Ernst, “Jambalaya: an interactive environment for exploring ontologies”, International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2002 (Link) Abstract:This demonstration presents a visualization environment for exploring ontologies. An ontology defines a common vocabulary and structure of an information space for researchers and domain experts to exchange and share knowledge.

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