Questions tagged [visualization]

Constructing meaningful and useful graphical representations of data. (If your question is only about how to get particular software to produce a specific effect, then it is likely not on topic here.)

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Which packages or functions can I use in R to plot 3D data like this?

There're many data points, each of which is associated with two coordinates and a numeral value, or three coordinates. And I wish it is coloured. I checked packages "scatterplot3d" and "plot3D" but I ...
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Summarize and visualize a CSV in Java/Scala?

I would like to summarize (as in R) the contents of a CSV (possibly after loading it, or storing it somewhere, that's not a problem). The summary should contain the quartiles, mean, median, min and ...
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What do you use to generate a dashboard in R?

I need to generate periodic (daily, monthly) web analytics dashboard reports. They will be static and don't require interaction, so imagine a PDF file as the target output. The reports will mix tables ...
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How do you plot overlapping durations?

My data contains a set of start times and duration for an action. I would like to plot this so that for a given time slice I can see how many actions are active. I'm currently thinking of this as a ...
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Visualizing a graph with a million vertices

What is the best tool to use to visualize (draw the vertices and edges) a graph with 1000000 vertices? There are about 50000 edges in the graph. And I can compute the location of individual vertices ...
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Data visualization for pattern analysis (language-independent, but R preferred)

I want to plot the bytes from a disk image in order to understand a pattern in them. This is mainly an academic task, since I'm almost sure this pattern was created by a disk testing program, but I'd ...
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What visualization technique to best describe a recommendation dataset?

I've written a simple recommender which generates recommendations for users based on what they have clicked. The recommender generates a data file with the following format: ...
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Techniques for trend extraction from unbalanced panel data

My data set is formatted like this: User-id | Threat_score aaa 45 bbb 32 ccc 20 The list contains the top 100 users with the highest threat ...
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What to consider before learning a new language for data analysis

I'm currently in the very early stages of preparing a new research-project (still at the funding-application stage), and expect that data-analysis and especially visualisation tools will play a role ...
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How do I figure out if subsets can be plotted in a normal Euler diagram?

In some cases, it may be impossible to draw Euler diagrams with overlapping circles to represent all the overlapping subsets in the correct proportions. This type of data then requires using polygons ...
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Are there any python based data visualization toolkits?

Data visualization is an important sub-field of data science and python programmers need to have available toolkits for them. Is there a Python API to Tableau? Are there any Python based data ...
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How to animate growth of a social network?

I am seeking for a library/tool to visualize how social network changes when new nodes/edges are added to it. One of the existing solutions is SoNIA: Social Network Image Animator. It let's you make ...