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
Advantages and Best Uses of Four Popular Data Visualization Tools
Data visualization platforms 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
Data Visualization – Part 3
What Type of Data Visualization Do You Choose (if any)? Determining whether or not you need a visualization is step one. While it seems silly, this is probably something everyone (including myself) should be doing more often. A lot of times, it seems like a great way to showcase the... Read more
Plotting author statistics for Git repos using Git of Theseus
I spent a few days during the holidays fixing up a bunch of semi-dormant open source projects and I have a couple of blog posts in the pipeline about various updates. First up, I made a number of fixes to Git of Theseus which is a tool (written in Python) that... Read more
Data visualizations can have very different goals and functions depending on the area of application. Success must therefore be measured against different quality criteria, depending on the task. When used in data analysis, success means, that a data scientist can identify the structures and patterns that she needs for... Read more
Data Visualization – Part 2
A Quick Overview of the ggplot2 Package in R While it will be important to focus on theory, I want to explain the ggplot2 package because I will be using it throughout the rest of this series. Knowing how it works will keep the focus on the results rather... Read more
The Cocktail Guide v2.0
Revamped one of my earlier Tableau creations for submission to ‘Tableau Student Viz Contest‘. Posting here in case anyone’s interested in having a look.   Read more