— In the News —
Data analysis is a runaway growth field these days - which is all fine and good when the data's digital to begin with. But what about when it's tied up in paper?
Compared to other infectious diseases, the data shows that Ebola spreads slowly and to relatively few people. But it is extremely deadly. This simulation shows how quickly 10 diseases, from more fatal to less fatal, spread from one person to 100 unvaccinated people. This is a very effective data presentation.
DeepMind has built a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine. The result is a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain. This article explains how it works.
Collab/Space DC will highlight innovation projects focused on open data, data journalism, government data and data visualizations. Here are profiles of the top eight data innovation projects.
— Tools and Techniques —
Jerome Cukier is a data visualization master. In this tutorial, he guides us through his approach to developing a practical map for walking in San Francisco. From data extraction to final design, this is a very readable overview of his thinking process.
— Resources —
This is a nice collection of public data sources for data mining, data viz, data journalism, etc, etc. This collection includes market, media, and government sources.
This second part of Data Sources for Cool Data Science Projects is a goldmine. Click through a few of the links and you'll quickly agree that this is a collection worth bookmarking.
— Data Viz —
Square created this D3 tutorial as an entry point for its new engineers. This isn't a deep-dive but it's a very worthwhile introduction to D3. With code samples, demos, and reference links, this is very well done.
This collection of recent text analysis and visualization resources is a must-read for anyone interested in text analysis. Lynn Cherny, who put this collection together, is an expert in text-based analysis and she's very engaged in the data viz and analytics communities.
There's a lot of power in text analytics but it's a tricky domain to master. This collection of text visualization techniques is very well organized and offers a lot of ideas with links to detailed resources. This collection is a MUST check-out.
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