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Timelines that are Easy to Make and Use

As a project of the Knight News Innovation Lab, Timeline by Verite is an open source project that lets you make and share interactive timelines.…

Live Coding Implemented

Remember Bret Victor's live coding talk from last month? He presented an example where he would edit code on one side, and the corresponding visual…

Kartograph aims to make interactive vector maps easier

Gregor Aisch wanted a better way to make maps online that allowed something other than the Mercator projection, so he developed his own. The result…

Live coding and inventing on principle

This talk by Bret Victor caught fire a few days ago, but I just got a chance to watch to it in its entirety.…

WolframAlpha Pro launches in an effort to democratize data science

Taking the next step in the Wolfram|Alpha experiment, Wolfram launches a Pro version that lets you plug in your own data and get information out…

Weave for visualization development

Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment, or Weave for short, is open source software intended for flexible visualization. Weave (BETA 1.0) is a new web-based visualization…

Angry Birds productivity tracker

With the new year, many of you (myself included) and your employers resolved to be more productive this year. You are going to finish that…

Programming gets you freedom to do what you want with data

Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams asked visual designers why they write their own software and how it affects their process: The answers reflect the individuality…

Quick time series visualization with Cube

Seeing how things change over time can be important for a business so that you can figure out what works best. Square, the company that…

Explore large image collections with ImagePlot

When we make charts and graphs, we usually think of the data abstractions in terms of bars, dots, and other geometric shapes. ImagePlot, from UCSD-based…

BuzzData aims to make data more social

In many ways, data wants to be social. It wants to get out there for people to see, interact with other datasets, and it wants…

On the Launch of Visually

A couple of weeks ago, Visually, a new infographics-based startup, launched with a warm reception among all the popular tech blogs. I didn't post about…

Visualizing Player makes it easier to share visualization

It's easy to share static graphics. Save an image and then upload it to your own site. Boom, you're done. However, when it comes…

Make Sankey flow diagrams with Fineo, sort of

Whenever I post a Sankey diagram (for example, here, here, and here), someone always asks how they can make their own. I'm always surprised that…

Dotspotting to make city data more legible

Last year Stamen Design received a grant from the Knight News Challenge to design and implement Citytracking, a project to help people gather data about…

Inbox Influence shows political contributions by the people in your email

While browser plugins like Rapportive tell you the social networks that people in your email belong to, Inbox Influence, from the Sunlight Foundation, uses their…

Gender and time comparisons on Twitter

Men and women are different. You know that. But do they tweet differently? Tweetolife is a simple application that lets you compare and contrast what…

GeoCommons 2.0, now with more mapping features

GeoCommons, an open repository of data and maps, launched version 2.0 this week, which is more feature-rich and robust than the first. Two of the…

DataWrangler for your data formatting needs

Formatting data is a necessary pain, so anything that makes formatting easier is always welcome. Data Wrangler, from the Stanford Visualization Group, is the latest…

Google Correlate lets you see how your data relates to search queries

A while back, Google showed how Influenza outbreaks correlated to searches for flu-related terms with Google Flu Trends. It helped researchers and policy-makers estimate flu…

Sorting algorithms demonstrated with Hungarian folk dance

We've seen sorting algorithms visualized and auralized, but now it's time to see them through the spirit of Hungarian folk dance. In a series of…

Infochimps R package for easy access to API

The data marketplace Infochimps recently expanded their API to include datasets such as Twitter People Search and IP to demographic. To get that data into…