Tag: data

Introducing Statista: painting a picture with numbers

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~ Sherlock Holmes Whether you want to know how many Costa outlets have opened in London last year, the outlook of the cosmetics market in Hong Kong or

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Here’s a (K)novel resource!

Knovel is one of the most novel approaches to presenting information we have ever seen.  Offering a choice between standard search and an interactive matrix of search criteria that return physico-chemical data, formulae, information, and more for the physical sciences,

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Google has been busy…

Google is great for many things, and while librarians seem to spend their lives preaching about its limitations for academic research, there are a number of interesting specialist tools Google have developed on the quiet that offer access to some

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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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