Okay, once and for all: Is it "gif" or "jif"? EBay Deals, which runs a blog, decided to find out. Its team surveyed 1,100 people—US residents, ranging in age from 18 to 45—asking them about the terms they use to describe some of the most common objects and actions of digital life.
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:
Not visualization-centric, but an interesting look at our relationship to certain technological implements.
You’re probably already aware that people understand numbers much more easily when displayed in visual form. But what happens when these visuals are reduced to the size of a screen that’s often smaller than the palm of your hand?
When a new chart is created, the order of the data is the same as on the worksheet. In many cases it would be helpful to see the data in ascending or descending order. In this article we would like to show you how you could avoid sorting the original data, and create a dynamic, sortable chart using named formulas
"I started using R three years ago, and it has now become my main tool for data analysis and visualization. R is known to have a steep learning curve though, so before getting started, it's probably a good idea to do a little bit of "cost-benefits" analysis, and check if R is a good fit for you."
As big data evolves, we offer a look at how charities can use public and internal data to prove their value and convince donors to support their work. The session will explain how to identify, understand, and present data and show you how to use data to prove the value of your mission, raise more money, and reach more people.
Some wise man once said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. Very true, as data visualization does make it easier to absorb large amounts of information quickly. However, words play a crucial role too. How often do you encounter a data visualization without any text on it?