No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualisation tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest...
Americans increasingly live in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to an analysis released by TCF fellow Paul Jargowsky last December. And now, new data shows high-poverty neighborhoods are getting worse--quickly.
Ari Lamstein has updated his choroplethr package with a new capability for creating animated data maps. I can't embed the animated version here, but click the image below to see an animation of US counties by average household income, from the richest to the poorest by percentile."
"When we think of showing data, typically our brains go first to tables and graphs. But let's not forget about simple text. When you have just a number or two, showing the numbers themselves can be much more powerful than burying them in a table or graph: beyond potentially misleading by doing so, putting just a couple numbers into a table or graph causes them to lose some of their "umph"."
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:
A nice reminder from Cole (Storytelling with Data)
Just like in data science and big data, the need for experts with skills in data visualization and data journalism is rapidly increasing. The great news is that there are plenty of free resources available to you online, if you would like to invest time developing your skills.
Amanda Dahlquist's insight:
I appreciate this blog post for its brief insight into transitioning between data-related careers.
Inforgraphic is “graphical representation of information and data”. Infographics are often generally used to represent concisely data and statistics, or relationships or differences between two or more issues. When reading an article, it is always desirable to find the information visually since our brain is always going to digest and remembered it more easily. Moreover,(...)
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