Data Wrangler UPDATE: The Stanford/Berkeley Wrangler research project is complete, and the software is no longer actively supported. Instead, we have started a commercial venture, Trifacta. For the most recent version of the tool, see the free Trifacta Wrangler. Why wrangle? Too much time is spent manipulating data just to get analysis and visualization tools to read it. Raindrop.io Takes Bookmarks Into The Cloud And Makes Them Beautiful If your email isn’t restricted to a client, and if your documents aren’t restricted to your hard drive, then why should your bookmarks be any different? Meet Raindrop.io, a new service that takes your bookmarks into the cloud and makes them beautiful as well as easy to search. Raindrop isn’t the first service of its kind, of course.
A Game Tree of Rafael Nadal's Tennis Matches in Season 2013 The Game Tree Interactive [gamesetmap.com] visualization by Damien Demaj analyzes the more than 600 service games played by Rafael Nadal during the Grand Slams, Masters 1000 and World Tour Finals in the year 2013. In particular, this visual summary shows where Nadal's history breaking season was won and rarely lost, point by point. Each point is color-coded to reflect the momentum in each game: blue represents positive momentum, while red denotes negative momentum (and white is neutral). Accordingly, a match that was dominated by Nadal is highlighted with a thicker, outside flow that passes through the 'positive' points of the Game Tree, while the opposite shows a flow that enters more 'neutral' or outside 'negative' points.
Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral.
PANDA: A Newsroom Data Appliance 1.1.2 — panda 1.1.2 documentation About¶ PANDA is your newsroom data appliance. It provides a place for you to store data, search it and share it with the rest of your newsroom. The PANDA Project is 2011 Knight News Challenge winner. The team would like to thank the Knight Foundation for their generous support of free and open source software for newsrooms. Logistical support and fiscal agency for PANDA have been provided by Investigative Reporters and Editors. Launches New Bookmarking Service We’re thrilled to announce our new bookmarking service! It offers traditional online bookmarking capabilities, but with some important twists. Like a Search Engine for Your Slice of the Web We do some magic behind the scenes so you can search the full text of all your bookmarked webpages.
Smog from Space This is what smog looks like from outer space. This true color VIIRS image was captured by the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite on October 22, 2013 and shows the deteriorating air quality situation across China. This smog cloud hovering over southeast China is roughly one-third the size of Germany. Last Friday it got so bad that flights were delayed or cancelled. In Shanghai, local authorities urged residents to stay indoors, asked factories to either cut or halt production, and closed several highways to reduce traffic emissions.
40+ Visualization Tools for dashboards and social business There is so much data that it is an incredible task to actually comprehend it. In order to make the data actionable we need to really focus on tools to clarify what we are looking at. We need to think about the process of tuning into a specific channelof segmenting dataof communicating the significance of that dataof doing SOMETHING with the data To that end I’ve collected another list of tools that specifically help with visualizing different types of information. Keep in mind that some of these tools just need ‘some play time’ where you trial and test different types of data until they begin to make sense to you, your audience, and your business.
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Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research UPDATE: As of 2015 the GiveAlink project has been archived and the GiveALink.org website is no longer operational. Link analysis algorithms leverage hyperlinks created by authors as semantic endorsements between pages, while social bookmarks provide a way to leverage annotations by information consumers as a source of information about pages. This project explores a novel approach that is a synergy of the two: soliciting annotations from users about the content of pages, in a way that implicitly forms networks of relationships between and among resources and tags. These socially generated relationships are then aggregated to build bottom-up, global semantic similarity networks.