List of mind mapping software Concept-mapping and mind-mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. There are a number of software packages and websites that allow the creation of, or otherwise support mind maps. File format Using a standard file format allows interchange of files between various programs. Many of the programs listed below support the mm format used by FreeMind.
Facts are sacred: the power of data - out now on Kindle and iBooks We have a new ebook out for Kindle and it's about how we work with data at the Guardian - and how that data is changing the world around us. It's available now in the US, Canada and around the world - having been published in the UK just before Christmas. What's in it? It's a combination of original writing and the best data coverage from the Datablog and Datastore. "Comment is free," wrote Guardian editor CP Scott in 1921, "but facts are sacred".
50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music.
MindMapping: Mind Maps, PDF Management and Reference Management Combined Are you using mind mapping tools such as MindManager, FreeMind or XMind? And reference management tools such as JabRef, Endnote, or Zotero? And do you sometimes even create bookmark in PDFs? Then you should have a look at SciPlore MindMapping. SciPlore MindMapping is the first mind mapping tool focusing on researchers’ needs by integrating mind mapping with reference and pdf management. Infographics old and new: top data visualisations, in pictures There is an infographic boom going on out there - with the internet flooded with data visualisations of the way we fight war, how we use Twitter, what music we like and how we use the, er, internet. But new as these are, there's a long tradition of telling stories using graphics. Guardian definitive atlas of UK government spending
Game Physics Simulation We have been making a lot of progress in higher quality physics simulation for robotics, games and visual effects. To make our physics simulation easier to use, especially for roboticist and machine learning experts, we created Python bindings, see examples/pybullet. In addition, we added Virtual Reality support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift using the openvr sdk.
SmartDraw Create great-looking mind maps, and more in minutes. Download Our Mind Mapping Software FREE! Take a second and watch this quick video on how you can use mind maps to brainstorm ideas and plan projects with SmartDraw: "This is the most intuitive mind-mapping software I have used. For 3 years I have searched (with little success) for a mind map software that didn't require a training course to understand.
ChronoZoom: A Timeline for Big History Video from The 2012 R. Lowry Dobson Memorial Lecture featuring Walter Alvarez, Big History and ChronoZoom now online! ChronoZoom 2 beta in HTML5 has arrived!Please visit www.ChronoZoomProject.org/ to try it now. California woman swears off mirrors for a year Kjerstin Gruys likes her legs now — and the feel of her cheeks as she applies makeup. Even perfumes smell better, she says, since she stopped looking in mirrors six months ago. Last March, the 28-year-old PhD student embarked on a year-long project, banning herself from gazing at her own reflection — no mirrors, no reflective surface at all. Denied access to her own reflection Gruys says she has become happier with her own appearance. QR Code on a Business Card but how? Comment QR Code on a Business Card but how? (Added: January 18th, 2010 QR Coded LinkedIn profile with tracking on your business card). (Added: January 13th, 2010 Since I wrote this post Viscards seems to have ceased operation).
Visualisation of Ontologies and Large Scale Graphs For a whole number of reasons, I am currently looking into the visualisation of large-scale graphs and ontologies and to that end, I have made some notes concerning tools and concepts which might be useful for others. Here they are: Visualisation by Node-Link and Tree jOWL: jQuery Plugin for the navigation and visualisation of OWL ontologies and RDFS documents. Visualisations mainly as trees, navigation bars. OntoViz: Plugin into Protege…at the moment supports Protege 3.4 and doesn’t seem to work with Protege 4.
100+ More Wiki Tools and Resources Wiki engines are some of the most versatile platforms for creating websites out there. MediaWiki (the engine that powers Wikipedia) is probably the most widely used, but there are literally hundreds of other wiki engines. We previously covered more than 30 of these apps in our first Wiki Toolbox. Here are more than 100 others to meet your every wiki need. Let us know what you think of these, and any we may have missed, in the comments. Hosted Graph Visualization for Neo4j: Tools, Methods and More Graph Visualization for Neo4j Goals This article reviews the different tools available for visualizing graph-based data. Prerequisites You should have familiarized yourself with Graph Databases and the Property Graph Model. Beginner Overview Screencast: The Neo4j Browser Presentation: SVG-Based Graph Interaction Library: Alchemy.js Open Source… Learn More → Developer Working with Data
10 cool Twitter visualisation tools You might think of Twitter as a way to chat with your friends, keep up with news or to hassle minor celebrities. We think of it as a ceaseless stream of data that only really becomes useful when you filter and sort it. Here are 10 tools for doing just that, with a twist. They take your tweets and turn them into animations, graphs and glyphs for your visual delectation. They're Twitter visualisers, the best the web has to offer. 1.