Tag: data

Information is beautiful

I had the great pleasure of attending a talk during the Brighton Festival by the author and journalist David McCandless, expanding on the joys of making information beautiful. A man with a loathing of pie charts (I’m with you there,

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Visualizing friendships

A recent survey of 20 cartographic experts from around the world flagged this up as one of their top ten most expertly designed maps. Plotting the link between a Facebook user’s location and that of their  friends reveals a remarkably

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Zanran

Not sure we’ve had a new search engine for a while and this looks interesting for finding data and statistics: http://www.zanran.com/ “Zanran helps you to find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. This is the numerical data that people have presented

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What they know

When you visit a popular website, that visit may trigger hundreds of tracker files that are used by other companies to track what you are doing across the web. This nice visualisation from the Wall Street Journal clearly shows the

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Chart Porn

Data can often be very hard to visualize and get your heard round, but this site makes dense blocks of data into something you really want to explore… http://chartporn.org/ (Thanks to E for submitting this).

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data visualisation

TOTD hears that this will be the “next big thing”.  We’ve looked at Wordle before but here are more: http://www.bewitched.com/ has some interesting examples – particularly the Name Voyager and here’s a delightfully library oriented lot: http://www.infochembio.ethz.ch/en/holdings.html Now why can’t all

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