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Great tools for data visualization

Great tools for data visualization
Most data is meaningless to most people — unless it is visualized. Stepping beyond familiar visualizations like bar charts and pie charts, there are many approaches to visualizing data, from mapping (e.g., color coding a map to show voting patterns) to visualizing networks (e.g., the links between people). You are not limited to Microsoft Excel, or your own programming abilities. We’re now in an awesome generation for visualization, with dozens of freely available software libraries — which developers have spent months (or years!) building. Increasingly these use Javascript (so they work in all browsers and mobile devices). Arbor.js is a library of force-directed layout algorithms plus abstractions for graph organization and refresh handling. CartoDB is a web service for mapping, analyzing and building applications with data. Circos is a software package for visualizing data in a circular layout. Cubism.js is a library for creating interactive time series and horizon graphs based on D3.js

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Memory reactivation during rest supports upcoming learning of related content Author Affiliations Edited by Daniel L. Schacter, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and approved August 25, 2014 (received for review March 10, 2014) Significance How our brains capture and store new information is heavily influenced by what we already know. The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that. As author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless said in his TED talk: "By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map.

The top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already.

Maddie Grant (CircleRank: 9550, CircleRank in United States: 1930 Association/nonprofit industry social strategist. Blogger. Humanizer. Occupation: Digital strategist. Lead editor for SocialFish blog on social media for associations and nonprofits (Next Step Labs) Location: Washington, DC 10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. Hello there! I'm Miranda Rensch, Product Manager at SEOmoz and lover of visual communication. Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, and can be a great way to explain your services/products and create valuable site content. I often use diagrams and whiteboarding in order to communicate new features and concepts internally with my team. I've compiled a list of tools you can use to create visualizations, or simply use to communicate visually with your teammates.

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests Oct. 20, 2014 The patterns of brain activity recorded in this fMRI scanner revealed how mental rest and reflection on past learning activities can boost future learning. Photo credit: Jeff Luci. 30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer's repertoire. They're not just powerful; they're easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training. Let the software do the hard work for you. Your client will never know.

Using SPSS and PASW SPSS or "Statistical Package for the Social Sciences" is a software program widely used in the social sciences for conducting statistical analysis of data. The company that produced the software was SPSS, Inc., but it was bought in 2008 by IBM. During the transition, the software package was renamed to PASW, but has since been renamed back to SPSS. Help Clean Up Twitter Spam with TwitSweeper - Remove Spammy Followers - Get Rid of Spammers TwitSweeper Login Suggestions Please New Features We would like to hear what you think of TwitSweeper. Please tell us! Bad Keywords, Strings, userID's

How Pop Chart Lab Turned Trendy Infographics Into A Serious Business Halfway into 2014, Pop Chart Lab has released more than a dozen new posters. We’ve covered many of them here on Co.Design: a compendium of sentence diagrams, a guide to the world of whiskey, maps of wineries in Napa, and cocktail bars in New York City, to name a few. The studio's latest project, released yesterday, is a series of city maps available in laser-cut hardboard, oak, walnut, or cherry. For a tiny operation tucked away in Brooklyn, Pop Chart Lab is remarkably industrious--a veritable infographics factory. Action Research in Education Search RESINED Home Beginning Research | Action Research | Case Study | Interviews | Observation Techniques | Education Research in the Postmodern Evaluation Research in Education | Narrative| Presentations | Qualitative Research | Quantitative Methods | Questionnaires | Writing up Research Action Research in Education

Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Essential Resources: Multivariate, network and qualitative visualisations This is part of a series of posts to share with readers a useful collection of some of the most important, effective and practical data visualisation resources. This post presents the data visualisation tools that support the analysis and presentation of complex and multivariate data, including qualitative. Please note, I may not have personally used all the packages or tools presented but have seen sufficient evidence of their value from other sources. Whilst some inclusions may be contentious from a quality/best-practice perspective, they may still provide some good features and provide value to a certain audience out there.

Probability and statistics EBook From Socr SOCR Books: This is a General Statistics Curriculum E-Book, which includes Advanced-Placement (AP) materials. Preface This is an Internet-based probability and statistics E-Book. The materials, tools and demonstrations presented in this E-Book would be very useful for advanced-placement (AP) statistics educational curriculum.