8 tools for visualizing data with open source Data visualization is the mechanism of taking tabular or spatial data and conveying it in a human-friendly and visual way. There are several open source tools that can help you create useful, informative graphs. In this post we will take a look at eight open source, data visualization tools. Datawrapper Datawrapper was created by journalism organizations from Europe, designed to make data visualization easy for news institutes. Based on a web based GUI (graphics user interface), it promises to let you create a graph in just four steps.
The Visual Language of Timelines Time is often considered to be a subjective experience—it seems to pass quickly or it drags on and on. Structuring time with timelines, however, provides a sense of stability and objectivity. It’s a way to give temporal events a framework so we can show how occurrences relate to each other. Essentially, timelines provide a way to tell a story. Elements of Timeline Language To understand a graphical timeline, the viewer needs to understand both its conventional and novel visual language. 29 free Internet tools to improve your marketing starting today 7.6K Flares Filament.io 7.6K Flares × Aren’t shortcuts just the best? While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.
Art Therapy: Fictional Self-Help Book Titles Painted by Johan Deckmann Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. A practicing psychotherapist himself, Deckmann thoroughly recognizes the power of language in therapy and possesses a keen ability to translate his discoveries into witty phrases. “I like the idea of distilling words to compress information, feelings or fantasies into an essence, a truth,” he shares. “The right words can be like good medicine.” Deckmann often takes his pieces beyond simple language and into the realm of visual puns, such as an LP cover titled “The very best of the voices inside my head” or the juxtaposition of smaller and larger suitcases labeled “Baggage” and “Emotional Baggage.” All of the pieces have the faded color and worn texture of 1970s era self-help guides that were popular at the time.
Images by Circos in Publications: Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Journals Images created with Circos in published literature, except in cases of citations to other software that implements a Circos-like display. For a list of papers that used Circos, see Circos citations. The images here and the list of citations hasn't been updated for quite some time. Population Lines Print I recently produced a map entitled “Population Lines”, which shows population density by latitude. The aim was to achieve a simple and fresh perspective on these well-known data. I have labelled a few key cities for orientation purposes but I’ve left off most of the conventional cartographical adornments. I am really pleased with the end result not least because it resembles Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover, which in itself is a great example of data visualisation as art. The data, from NASA SEDAC, have been mapped many times before and in many beautiful ways but none seem to me quite as compelling as the simple approach here of using only black and grey lines across the page. What amazes me about this map (from where I sit in London) is just how jagged the lines become throughout India, East China, Indonesia and Japan in comparison to “the West” – evidence that we are definitely in the “Asian Century”.
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