AWS Public Data Sets A data set containing Google Books n-gram corpora. This data set is freely available on Amazon S3 in a Hadoop friendly file format and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The original dataset is available from
15 data visualisation tools to help you present ideas effectively The number of digital skills you need in order to be a functional and useful member of your organisation are increasing at a rate you might be struggling to keep up with. As well as the ability to understand your analytics and be fully aware of basic SEO skills, you need to be able to present information and data in the clearest manner possible to members of your team and, of course, your senior management. Luckily you don’t have to be a graphic design wizard to achieve this. Here is a list of different free and premium visualisation tools that will help you communicate your ideas in a variety of formats, for a range of different experience levels.
New York Times APIs The Article Search API Search Times articles from 1851 to today, retrieving headlines, abstracts and links to associated multimedia. The Books API Retrieve New York Times book reviews and get data from all best-seller lists. The Campaign Finance API Get presidential campaign contribution and expenditure data based on United States Federal Election Commission filings. What I Learned Recreating One Chart Using 24 Tools Back in May of this year, I set myself a challenge: I wanted to try as many applications and libraries and programming languages in the field of data visualization as possible. To compare these tools on a level playing field, I recreated the same scatterplot (also called a bubble chart) with all of them. Based on the results, I published two listicles: One for data vis applications and one for data vis libraries and programming languages.
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