Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Create a Visualization in Two Easy Steps

Visualizations You Can Create 


Compare a Set of Values

Word Tree

A word tree is a visual search tool for unstructured text, such as a book, article, speech or poem. It lets you pick a word or phrase and shows you all the different contexts in which the word or phrase appears.

Word Cloud

A word cloud generator enables you to see how frequently words appear in a given text, or see the relationship between a column of words and a column of numbers.

Phrase Net

A phrase net diagrams the relationships between different words used in a text. It uses a simple form of pattern matching to provide multiple views of the concepts contained in a book, speech, or poem.

Track Rises and Falls Over Time

Bar Chart

A bar chart is a classic method for numerical comparisons. The Many Eyes bar chart can show one or more sets of variables

Block Histogram

A block histogram lets you see the distribution of numeric values in a data set. The x-axis is divided into "bins" that correspond to value ranges. Each item in the data set is drawn as a rectangular block, and the blocks are piled into the bins to show how many values in each range.

Bubble Chart

A bubble chart displays a set of numeric values as circles. It is especially useful for data sets with dozens to hundreds of values, or with values that differ by several orders of magnitude.

View in Context

The view in context chart is a type of line graph used to show the changes in data over a long set of intervals (often time, but not necessarily), as well as allowing the option of zooming in to see specific short intervals in great detail. View in Context charts are a good choice when there is a long series of data to display, and a combination of overview and detailed views is required.

See Parts of a Whole

Heat Map

Heat maps are a good way to compare three dimensional data. The first two dimensions form a grid, the third value is plotted within that grid as a color intensity. Heat maps don't provide a lot of precision, but are good for seeing broad trends and outliers in data.

Pie Chart

A pie chart is a familiar way of showing proportions. For example, the pie chart below shows the proportions of a budget for advertising: 50% television, 40% newspaper, and 10% yelling on a street corner. The percentages are encoded are "slices" of a pie, with the area corresponding to the percentage.

Tree Map

A tree map is a visualization of hierarchical structures. It is very effective in showing attributes of leaf nodes using size and color coding. Tree maps enable users to compare nodes and sub-trees even at varying depth in the tree, and help them spot patterns and exceptions.

Scatter plot

A scatter plot is a classic statistical diagram that lets you visualize the relationship between numeric variables. For instance, if you have a table of data on cities, you could use a scatter plot to see if there is a relationship between population and crime levels.

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