Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book Early stages in the process While developing the visualization algorithms, we plotted out a lot of different approaches that in the end we discarded for one reason or another. Here you can look at some of them. Examples of final results Here are some examples of the final visualization algorithm at work. You can look at whole graphs or detail zooms.
Thinkmap SDK The Thinkmap SDK enables organizations to incorporate data-driven visualization technology into their enterprise Web applications. Thinkmap applications allow users to make sense of complex information in ways that traditional interfaces are incapable of. The Thinkmap SDK (v. 2.8) includes a set of out-of-the-box configurations for solving common visualization problems, as well as new visualization techniques for customizing data displays.
50 Free Productivity Dashboards and Templates Please raise your hand if you think redundant tasks suck. You know the ones I’m talking about – designing invoices, creating project roadmaps and writing business plans. Formatting charts and/or designing business invoices can be a time suck that add up overtime. But it doesn’t have to be. Stop reinventing the wheel, and download a free template or 50. Here are 50 free dashboards and templates, from Excel to PowerPoint and other software, including web-based applications. Fidg't: Your Social Networking Address Book Explore your network with the Fidg't Visualizer* The Fidg't Visualizer allows you to play around with your network. You interface with the Visualizer through Flickr and LastFM tags, using any tag to create a Magnet. Once a Tag Magnet is created, members of the network will gravitate towards it if they have photos or music with that same Tag. This simple mechanic lets you visualize your Network in a unique way, demonstrating its Predisposition towards certain things. What is more popular amongst people in your Network - rock or electronic music?
Visual:Acuity Dashboard Solutions What is a dashboard? The fact is, there's a fair amount of confusion about how to define a dashboard. We think Stephen Few, author of Show Me the Numbers and Information Dashboard Design, has it just about right; "A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance." The Problem. Give Your Managers More Insight, More Quickly, Using Less Time and Money Windows & Mac Excel Tens of thousands of Excel users in at least 160 countries are using my dashboard reports to improve business insight and WOW! their managers.
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches - Smashing Magazine Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data. Many of them might become ubiquitous in the next few years. So what can we expect?
The Big Business of 'Big Data' GE Appliances & Lighting, via Business WireA GE data center. Is Big Data a Bubble? In case you’re in a hurry: Of course it is. And that is good. Longer version: Last week there were several events that convinced me that one of the great tech bubbles inflating right now is around what people have agreed to call “Big Data.” Basically the term reflects the fact that its now so easy to digitize and put on the Internet all kinds of information — things as diverse as the measurements of passive sensors, most or all the world’s books, 200 million tweets a day and most of the world’s significant financial transactions — that the data is growing enormously. How to Create an Excel Dashboard - The Excel Charts Blog The Excel Charts Blog Excel dashboards and executive reports are powerful, fairly easy to design and a great way to improve your Excel and data visualization skills. Because of its flexibility, you can virtually design any dashboard in Excel exactly the way you, or the users, imagined. And, best of all, you may want to implement it yourself or consider it a prototype and ask IT to implement it. Once you know what will the Excel dashboard be used for and what kind of metrics users expect, there are three major areas that you must address when creating it: how to bring data into your spreadsheets;how to manage the data and link it to the dashboard objects, like charts and tables;how to design the dashboard report. Let’s take a look at each of them.
McKinsey Web 2.0 Visualization For the past seven years, thousands of executives from around the world—across a range of industries and functional areas—have responded to a McKinsey survey on how organizations are using social (or Web 2.0) technologies. In 2009 we created an interactive tool that links the data from these survey results and charts it to the emerging trends in Web 2.0 adoption. This interactive focuses on several of the survey’s core questions—from what technologies and tools companies view as most important to what kind of investments, if any, organizations plan to make in Web 2.0 in the future. Our most recent survey examines the business use of 13 social technologies and tools: blogs, collaborative document editing, mash-ups (a Web application that combines multiple sources of data into a single tool), microblogging, online videoconferencing, podcasts, prediction markets, rating, RSS (Really Simple Syndication), social networking, tagging, video sharing, and wikis. Interactive
40 Under 40: Ones to watch - Josh James (1) Founder, CEO and Chairman, DomoAge: 38 James made the 40 Under 40 main list in 2009 for his web analytics firm, Omniture, which Adobe bought for $1.8 billion. His new venture, Domo, hasn't launched its product yet, but will provide software that puts business information services on notice. By drawing upon all branches of a company's enterprise solutions, Domo seeks to provide comprehensive internal information to executives in real time.
Protovis Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction. Protovis is free and open-source, provided under the BSD License. Tutorials How to Edit R Charts in Adobe Illustrator A detailed guide for R users who want to polish their charts in the popular graphic design app for readability and aesthetics. How to Make an Animated Map in R, Part 4
22 free tools for data visualization and analysis You may not think you've got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you're trying to extract useful information from an ever-increasing inflow of data, you'll likely find visualization useful -- whether it's to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of text, or to try to explain complex issues to a nontechnical audience. There are many tools around to help turn data into graphics, but they can carry hefty price tags. The cost can make sense for professionals whose primary job is to find meaning in mountains of information, but you might not be able to justify such an expense if you or your users only need a graphics application from time to time, or if your budget for new tools is somewhat limited.