Blog Announcement Community ~ gsoc It’s a great news, Gephi has been accepted again for the Google Summer of Code for the 5th year! The program is the best way for students around the world to start contributing to an open-source project. Since 2009, each edition is a great success and dramatically boosted Gephi’s project development. What is Gephi?
Dear Data: A Fascinating Year-Long Hand-Drawn Data Visualisation Project Designers Giorgia Lupi (New York) and Stefanie Posavec (London) recently launched a fascinating postcard project called Dear Data. Each week the two data artists measure one aspect of their daily lives and then represent that information with a drawing on a postcard. Every Monday they put their postcards into the mail to journey across the ocean to the other and begin collecting data for the next postcard. Having only met twice in person, this project is as much about the two of them getting to know one another as it is about finding creative ways to record details of their own lives. There are so many interesting details in the notes they make for each other; instructions on how to decode the often extremely abstract ways they’ve represented their findings, as well as little tidbits about their day. The topics they choose for each week vary from people and purchases they make to emotions and the number of times they look at themselves in a mirror or window.
Data Visualization Review: Gephi, Free Graph Exploration Software I do not often get to play with networks, yet I find them fascinating and full of knowledge gathering potential. The data visualization works of Moritz Stefaner, Jer Thorp, and Mark Lombardi captivate me. I am intrigued by relationships, how we perceive them, and how we can understand them.
Venn Templates and Venn Diagram Software - Free and no download required with Gliffy Online A Venn diagram is a simple way to represent the relationships between groups of things with a clear, visual display. Let your ideas overlap In a Venn diagram, large circles represent groups of things with a shared attribute. Areas where these circles overlap represent individuals that belong equally to both groups. For example, a Venn diagram with one circle representing things made with yeast and another representing alcoholic beverages would have an overlapping zone where you could find both beer and wine. Circles in a Venn diagram can overlap partially, overlap completely, or even be totally separate — letting the viewer see the relationship between the groups at a glance.
Plotting Your Favorite Novels Visually Keywords that most frequently appear in Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ (all images courtesy Matthew Jockers) In the 1967 lecture “Cybernetics and Ghosts,” Italian author and critic Italo Calvino asks us to imagine a machine that composes literature. Would the authorship of the resulting works cheapen their value? Calvino, who follows the structuralist tradition in maintaining that literature is just the combination and recombination of a set of stock elements, thinks not. Others beg to differ. The literature machine may still be a few years away, but the literary criticism machine is already here, at least in one iteration: Matthew Jockers, a professor at the University of Nebraska, is at work compiling data from novels in an attempt to determine whether there’s a set of common plots.
Introduction to behavioral economics Just days ago, President Obama issued this executive order: A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights -- research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them -- can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people. So just what is behavioral economics? Well, if you're working on problems that involve people making decisions, you better at least know the basics. (And let's be serious... if a problem doesn't involve human behavior, is it even a problem???)
Peltier Tech Blog Constable Henry: Just a moment, sir. I know everyone in this neighborhood, but I’ve never seen your face before. Can you account for yourself? Wikipedia Visualizations IBM: History Flow IBM: Chromogram Tod Holloway: The 'Power Struggle' in Wikipedia Fruchterman Reingold · gephi/gephi Wiki The Fruchterman-Reingold Algorithm is a force-directed layout algorithm. The idea of a force directed layout algorithm is to consider a force between any two nodes. In this algorithm, the nodes are represented by steel rings and the edges are springs between them. The attractive force is analogous to the spring force and the repulsive force is analogous to the electrical force.
SWF Charts > Introduction New Version 5! XML/SWF Charts is a simple, yet powerful tool to create attractive charts and graphs from XML data. Create an XML source to describe a chart, then pass it to this tool's flash file to generate the chart. The XML source can be prepared manually, or generated dynamically using any scripting language (PHP, ASP, CFML, Perl, etc.) 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years, and some newer applications are focusing more on the visual representation and relationship of knowledge.
How to Create Photo Realistic Branded Product Mockups In this tutorial, I will show you how to create realistic looking logo mockups in After Effects using layer styles. I will also show some small tips on how we can use a few native AE plug-ins to achieve these different looks. Let’s jump in! Insert your stock footage in a new composition. Since this is a diary with a leather cover, the logo would be kind of embossed into it. Student Performance Dashboard Dashboard Description: Top section gives comparative analysis of Class teachers Maths class (based on latest math assessment score) with the her other classes, overall school performance and district. Looking at the data her current class performance is below Average compared to her other classes.