Posts tagged with ‘R’

A Finely Curated List of Data Tools
A fantastic resource for getting started in — and advancing — your work with data from some of the best in the business.
Via Datavisualization.ch:

Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools is a collection of tools that we, the people behind Datavisualization.ch, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly. This is not a list of everything out there, but instead a thoughtfully curated selection of our favourite tools that will make your life easier creating meaningful and beautiful data visualizations.

As Benjamin Wiederkehr writes on their blog, “It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code.”
FJP Pro Tip: Jump in and start playing. If you’re just getting started, check out our short videos with Bitly data chief Hilary Mason for her advice on working with data.

A Finely Curated List of Data Tools

A fantastic resource for getting started in — and advancing — your work with data from some of the best in the business.

Via Datavisualization.ch:

Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools is a collection of tools that we, the people behind Datavisualization.ch, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly. This is not a list of everything out there, but instead a thoughtfully curated selection of our favourite tools that will make your life easier creating meaningful and beautiful data visualizations.

As Benjamin Wiederkehr writes on their blog, “It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code.”

FJP Pro Tip: Jump in and start playing. If you’re just getting started, check out our short videos with Bitly data chief Hilary Mason for her advice on working with data.

Unlocking Big Data with R →

Data mining? look into R. It’s open source visualization software.

As ReadWriteWeb notes:

The New York Times graphics department has long used R for its data visualization features. R is often used for interactive graphics that reveal patterns, provide context and describe relationships in visual form. The R-based graphics span all departments — from breaking news (the destruction of the Haiti earthquake) to politics (the 2010 U.S. election) to entertainment (Netflix rental habits) to sports (a breakdown of New York Yankees’ player Mariano Rivera’s pitch chart).

Amanda Cox of the New York Times’ graphics department says, “R makes it easy to read data, generate lines and points, and place them where you want them. It’s flexible and quick - which is helpful when you’ve only got two or three hours until deadline.”

Visualizing UFO Sighting Across the US
Via Flowing Data:

The dataset is 60,000 sightings, but the above shows about 45,000 locations that could be geocoded immediately. The whiter the region, the more sightings there were in the area from 1906 to 2007.

The data is from the National UFO Reporting Center via Infochimps and is visualized in R.
Cue the space music.

Visualizing UFO Sighting Across the US

Via Flowing Data:

The dataset is 60,000 sightings, but the above shows about 45,000 locations that could be geocoded immediately. The whiter the region, the more sightings there were in the area from 1906 to 2007.

The data is from the National UFO Reporting Center via Infochimps and is visualized in R.

Cue the space music.