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Data Visualization for Academics
One of the reasons I am excited about the rise of data journalism is that journalists are doing amazing things with visualization. At the same time, one of my frustrations with academic research is that the general quality of visualization is so poor. One of the problems is that... Read more
Telling Human Stories with Data
Editor’s Note: Be sure to attend Alan’s talk on this idea of telling human stories with data at ODSC Europe this November 19 – 22 in London! Register now for “Bringing Data to the Masses Through Visualization.” If you’re reading this and you’re part of the ODSC community, the... Read more
Creating Multiple Visualizations in a Single Python Notebook
For a data scientist without an eye for design, creating visualizations from scratch might be a difficult task. But as is the case with most problems, a solution awaits thanks to Python. Those drawn to using Python for data analysis have been spoiled, as more advanced libraries have made... Read more
3 Things Your Boss Won’t Care About in Your Data Visualizations
Data Visualization is a critical part of your job as a data scientist, but it does require a bit of skill and a bit of intuition. Visualizations have incredible power to both inform and obscure, so getting the fundamentals of visualization down is a foundational data science skill. When... Read more
Introduction to R Shiny
Alyssa is a speaker for ODSC East 2019 this April 30 to May 3! Attend her talk “Data Visualization with R Shiny.” What is R Shiny? Shiny is an R package that enables you to build interactive web apps using both the statistical power of R and the interactivity... Read more
Data Visualization and the Data Science Workflow
If you think you can get away with poor communication skills as a data scientist because the data will speak for itself, Dr. Lindsay Brin is here to tell you otherwise. She believes that learning how to communicate data through proper visualization is critical for data scientists and outlines... Read more
7 Tips for Visual Search at Scale
Visual search is a rapidly emerging trend that is ideal for retail segments, such as fashion and home design, because they are largely driven by visual content, and style is often difficult to describe using text search alone. It is a topic of interest to data scientists, as evidenced... Read more
Insights Through Geospatial Data Visualization
Data visualization is an integral part of the data science process. “Data viz” plays an important role early in the process with exploratory data analysis (EDA) and also at the end with data storytelling for representing results for enterprise decision makers. In this article, we’ll review how geospatial plots... Read more
Advantages and Best Uses of Four Popular Data Visualization Tools
Data visualization tools vary widely in their capabilities, required skill sets, and uses. While some platforms are easy to use, they oftentimes can’t communicate complex, multivariable data the way that tools with a little more complexity can. Here, we compare four popular visualization programs and their advantages, disadvantages, and... Read more
Training and Visualising Word Vectors
In this tutorial, I want to show how you can implement a skip gram model in tensorflow to generate word vectors for any text you are working with and then use tensorboard to visualize them. I found this exercise super useful to i) understand how to skip gram model... Read more