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What Do You Primarily Use to Analyze and/or Visualize Data? [POLL]

In elementary school through high school, I always used Microsoft Excel for my charts and graphs (and use it to clean data every now and then). In undergrad, I learned…

Discover, Share, Publish, Distribute, and Subscribe to Data With blist

Today, Kevin Merritt, founder and CEO of blist, provides some background on putting data in the hands of mainstream users. blist is not a company of modest ambitions. We want…

How to Learn Actionscript (Flash) for Data Visualization

Tips on how to learn this language for online visualization.

Your Notes, Snapshots, and Memories Accessible From Everywhere – Evernote

I just signed up for an EverNote account, which lets you store all of your notes online from all of your devices - tablet, paper, mobile phone, laptop, PDA.…

Facebook Security Upgrade Rendered Useless – Private Photos Leaked

Just when you thought it was safe to upload those photos from that wild Friday night to Facebook, this happens: A security lapse made it possible for unwelcome strangers to…

Putting Analysis Online With StatCrunch and Covariable [Review]

Are online statistical tools sufficient to analyze our complex datasets?

Organizing Your Music Visually

I'm not a music downloading monster like some, but for those who are, this might come in handy.

Stamen Design Puts Out Another Good One in Digg Pics

Stamen Design announces another impressive Digg Labs project -- Digg Pics. Watch the current Digg activity pass you by in near real-time.

YouTube Releases Visualization for Related Videos

YouTube (or should I say Google), released their visualization for related videos. It's essentially a ball and stick graph without the sticks. The above is a screenshot of the videos…

Many Eyes Has Embeddable Visualization

You used to only be able to get a small thumbnail to "share" the visualization you found or created on Many Eyes (well, outside of taking screenshots and emailing), but…

Google Has a Charting API Too Now

Yahoo: Look Google, I've got a Flash charts API now. I make it easier for people to plot their data, and look, pretty colors. Google: So what. Look what I've…

Yahoo Charts Control Library Now Available

Yahoo User Interface 2.4.0 was recently released which includes the new YUI Charts Control. Josh Tynjala of the Yahoo! Flash Platform team contributes the new YUI Charts Control, a hybrid…

Graphwise: Crawling the Web for Tabulated Data

Graphwise launched a few weeks ago, but I'm just hearing about it now, so I guess there hasn't been a whole lot of buzz about this new application. The Graphwise…

Use Flare Visualization Toolkit to Build Interactive Viz for the Web

Tom from Stamen Design and Hadley from the GGobi group kindly pointed me to the recently ported Flare visualization toolkit. Developed by Berkeley's Jeffrey Heer, Flare looks extremely useful for…

Create, Share, and Embed Custom Timelines with circaVie

Part of the AIM network, it's another online application to create and share timelines. As I've said before, timelines are very intuitive in displaying both data and information, so it's…

What is the Best Way to Learn Flash & Actionscript for Visualization?

Maybe someone can help me with this. I'm shifting focus from static graphics (with Adobe Illustrator) and moving onto dynamic data visualization with Flash and Actionscript. Does anyone have any…

Gazing Deeply Into Your Many Eyes

Dear Many Eyes, From the moment I stared into your thousands of solid black eyes, I knew we had something special. Since the day we met you've shown me the…

World Freedom Atlas

World Freedom Atlas is an online geo-visualization tool that shows a number of freedom indicators so to speak. For example, you can map by a number of indexes such as…

Swivel Gets a Data Guy

What the heck's a data guy? According to Gerard, who studied computer science and economics in college It means that I'm the type of person who, instead of planning for…

Useful Stat Resources for R and GRASS

UCLA Statistics has a pretty extensive list of resources on how to use R and GRASS. For those unfamiliar, R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and…

Using Many Eyes to Visualize Text

Some time last month, Many Eyes introduced their text visualization, the word tree. The user starts from a word or phrase, which is the root (or the trunk?) of the…

Use Mint to Manage Your Finances

Mint was released last week. It's an online application that brings financial data from all of your credit card and bank accounts into one place. Think Quicken online and free.…