Digital Studies: Data Visualization

What is data visualization?

"Data visualization is a general term that describes any effort to help people understand the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. Patterns, trends and correlations that might go undetected in text-based data can be exposed and recognized easier with data visualization software" (SearchBusinessAnalytics).

Palladio

Palladio

A "web-based app that allows you to upload, visualize, and filter your data on-the-fly. A Palladio project begins first with the tabular data you have on your computer. Once you’ve uploaded this data into the Palladio interface, you can then refine it, visualize, and save it back to your computer as a Palladio project. The Palladio project will be saved with the extension .json and includes the schema and structure required to visualize your data in Palladio the next time you visit. (In other words, you cannot simply upload any .json file created elsewhere and expect it to work within the Palladio platform.)" (Palladio).

Gapminder World

Gapminder World

An online or desktop data/statistics animation. It is optimized for data that deals with dates and changes in time. For you to use data you created (not from online sources), it is best to download the application. 

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio

This gives you the tools "you need to turn your analytics data into informational, easy-to-understand reports through data visualization. The reports are easy to read, easy to share and even customizable. You can select how you want to present the data — bar graphs, charts, line graphs and so on. You can even change fonts and colors " (Search Engine Land).

Visualize Free

Visualize Free

An online visualization platform that allows you to upload datasets and create graph-style visualizations in many different styles;  a"free visual analysis tool based on the advanced commercial dashboard and visualization software developed by InetSoft" (Visualize Free). Tutorials, and examples are all easily accessible in the homepage.

Gephi

Gephi

"Interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs" (Gephi).

ImagePlot

ImagePlot

"ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size" (ImagePlot). It has a "Graphical User Interface" so relatively easy to use.  

Yed Graph Editor

Yed Graph Editor

You can create different diagrams, such as flowcharts, family trees, semantic networks, social networks and many more. "Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button" (yWorks).

Subjects: Digital Studies
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