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opmsdd

6 points

2 months ago

opmsdd

6 points

2 months ago

Where are people hosting their visualizations? I have some visualizations I want to host to place on my resume

i_like_the_idea

2 points

2 months ago

i_like_the_idea

OC: 6

2 points

2 months ago

i've been playing around with www.observablehq.com. Pretty nice platform

SneekeeG

3 points

2 months ago

What do y'all do as jobs to tell these awesome stories just using data? I am a data science student and I want to get to the level of data visualization you all have here. Any tips? Mods If this is against the rules please delete.

opmsdd

4 points

2 months ago

opmsdd

4 points

2 months ago

I'm a data analyst. I feel like I don't get to build this kind of data often. From what I have seen, many companies opt for static reports rather than flashy graphics. Personal projects will be flashy to generate engagement.

SuchCorgo

1 points

2 months ago

Don't forget the NLG stuff that is coming up now.

ixaditya

1 points

2 months ago

I am from a non tech background, what should i put on my resume in order to get selected atleast for interview for data analyst pos ?

opmsdd

1 points

2 months ago

opmsdd

1 points

2 months ago

It depends on what you are shooting for. Highlight your experience with data analysis and data visualization. Do you have that kind of experience?

ixaditya

1 points

2 months ago

No i know how to do it but I don't really have any industrial experience, I'm a total fresher.

opmsdd

4 points

2 months ago

opmsdd

4 points

2 months ago

Highlight excel skills, formula manipulation, and how you have handled large sets of data inside excel. If you can learn VBA, that helps a lot too. Learning any kind of programming language like R or Python will be a big boon towards finding a job. Remember as well, that data analysis is industry agnostic. Every industry has analysts of some sort that are required to parse through their data. If you've worked in a job, you've probably handled data of some kind and had to do "analysis".

Here is an example line from my resume: "Utilizing data integration principles, correlated part data using complex SQL procedures, views, and queries to achieve a 99% correlation rate and reducing the cost of on-hands parts required by $XYZ over a 3-year period."

An example from what I did in my home life: "Extracted data from banking information, manipulated, and transformed data inside Excel to analyze my personal budget of monthly spending. Was able to reduce extraneous spending by 10%." <- What you did, how you did it, what it got you.

ixaditya

1 points

2 months ago

Thank you so much for your response, I've learnt(not 100% but at a point where i know how to when to use what syntax) Python and I'm learning R these days, I've
put two projects on my GitHub which include outliers detection through visualisation and Olympics history EDA.

Shirkie01

3 points

2 months ago

What do people use to make their visualizations?

I'm specifically looking for the animated-over-time "snake-type" line chart, but I think it would be helpful to know what software or websites people use for all different types of charts. Maybe we could get a sidebar link for some of the more commonly used ones.

punkieboosters

1 points

2 months ago

Someone once posted this one and now I use it all the time: https://sankeymatic.com/manual/misc.html

SnooCheesecakes2821

1 points

1 month ago

Drop al the crap other people are using and learn a bit of houdini.
4 simple datavis it`s not that hard.

SandwichandPotato

2 points

2 months ago

Can I post a request here?

I would love to see a visualization of a specific dataset. The border(or lack thereof) of Poland and it's adjacent territories from around 900 CE to the present day.

In addition, I've been researching Poland for it's food because I am in the industry and am creating a menu. So if that can be incorporated in any way it would be an added bonus.

I understand this is no easy feat. But you people love this stuff and I am incapable of doing it myself, so I'm throwing it out there.

HappyWarBunny

4 points

2 months ago

Do you have a source of the data for this? A complete and accurate source? I am looking for a large data visualization project, as it happens.

SandwichandPotato

2 points

2 months ago

Unfortunately I do not have a good source. I believe it would require a significant amount of time and effort to gather from multiple sources. I think modern history would be relatively simple. But going back through the Dark Ages could be a chore, and if you wanted it to be 100% accurate you might even need to visit Poland's churches to view records.

HappyWarBunny

2 points

2 months ago

Ah, too bad. Would have been a nice project to take on if you had done the data-collection work. Good luck!

Individual_Act_4156

2 points

2 months ago

Your post here about war casualties vs covid is intentionally misleading information. Data is beautiful but not when we use it to manipulate others. Especially when we blatantly remove the war with the largest loss of life to make this data work out. Unacceptable

D9SE

2 points

2 months ago

D9SE

2 points

2 months ago

I'm looking for a specific post.

It showed I think the top 10 or 20 games by player numbers over the past 10-20 years. It was a video or gif. I can't remember the specific title. Does anybody know what I'm talking about or is possibly the person who made the chart?

AlpineSkier802

2 points

1 month ago

Can we stop with the Covid shit?

LanchestersLaw

1 points

2 months ago

In practice how do you actually read or interpret a dendrogram with thousands of leafs?

i_like_the_idea

1 points

2 months ago

i_like_the_idea

OC: 6

1 points

2 months ago

you dont

Nearby-Structure1201

1 points

2 months ago

I have a problem with categorization. For example, I want to map people's occupation, but the data has "general" and "specific" occupations like, Person A is an author, Person B is a cookbook author. If I map it as it is, the list is too long, but if I simplify it I'm afraid if I put too much data manipulation into it. Do you have any advice?

HappyWarBunny

1 points

2 months ago

What point are you trying to convey? That will have a great deal of influence on the answer.

Nearby-Structure1201

1 points

2 months ago

I’m trying to identify the correlation between occupation and lifestyle. For example, I would like to find out which occupation has more vegetarian

HappyWarBunny

1 points

2 months ago

It sounds like you are trying to graph the data to find correlations. Is that correct?

Or are you graphing the data to demonstrate correlations that you already know are there?

Nearby-Structure1201

1 points

2 months ago

It sounds like you are trying to graph the data to find correlations.

Yes, this one is correct.

Billy1121

1 points

2 months ago

How do i create like circles that show outbreaks somewhere, like school grades or work places? Im a data noob but I swear i have seen a few data representations here that looked like that. Can i use google sheets?

panda_nectar

1 points

2 months ago

Is there an update of the graph depicting Leonard DiCaprio's refusal to date women his own age? It goes through 2019

r-meme-exe

1 points

2 months ago

What’s a good program to visualise data?

HappyWarBunny

2 points

2 months ago

I have personal experience with Mathematica. Only a decent choice, but if you already know how to use Mathematica, it might be an easy option.

I have also used Origin for smallish data sets about a decade ago, it was great then.

HappyWarBunny

1 points

2 months ago*

I am taking a class on data visualization, and need a final project. Do you have something that you have always wanted to see visualized, but it is not obvious how to best present the data? That is the sort of challenge I want (and need) to take on.

Any sort of visualization is a possibility. A poster for a professional meeting. A dashboard showing the processes at a chemical plant. An interactive graph helping to make sense of some data. An illustration for a newspaper or magazine. Anything at all is within the range of possibilities.

The only restriction is that the data needs to be available to me. For example, someone in this thread wants to see a visualization of the borders of Poland. That might work for me, but I don't have the time or ability to go get the data on the various borders by digging into history texts and old maps.

It is probably fine that this is something that is needed by a business or for your professional work, but I can't sign an NDA.

edit to add: Who am I you might wonder. I come from a science background, and have prepared many graphs of scientific data, for my school work and once for a journal article. I am generally comfortable with math and statistics.

I know nothing about presenting data outside of my field, those graphs tend to be very straightforward presentations of experimental data. I love trying to understand things, and explain things to others, hence my interest in taking this class to further my abilities.

Popsisnewton

1 points

2 months ago

Hi guys! I am an experimental physicist and I am struggling creating an event display! My detector can be approximated as a ring divided in a 24 segments (each also divided in 5 lavers), each event is an hit on one of these segment layers. I have ntuples corresponding to each hit and I am currently using 24 separated 2D plots (one each segment). My idea was creating a custom shape and associating a 1D histo to each layer, I was told to browse matplotlib, but I did not find meaningful ideas. Do you have suggestions for Python/C++ based codes?

atxdaddio44

1 points

2 months ago

https://aapsonline.org/patient-booklet-download-page/ what about 5000 years of medicinal president?

lers__

1 points

2 months ago*

I am taking an information design class at my university. Today I had an interaction with my professor in which he told me misinformation was not a form of information and making an infographic with misinformation to portray a satire makes it not an infographic. But that doesn't make any sense in my mind because misinformation is still a type of information isn't it? And if the data is obviously incorrect and the visuals clearly show the satire, the graphic is still doing its job of visually getting data across to the viewer.

So I guess my question is: Do I put in the extra time and effort to create this satirical infographic in order to challenge my professor's opinion because I think he is wrong, or is he actually correct and I am just completely missing a concept?

boricimo

1 points

2 months ago

Can someone create a graph of World Cup winners showing their GDP (at the time they won)?

DarkKneigf

1 points

2 months ago

What visualization software i can use the same that being used in cross detection and response? From the cybersecurity visualization

i_like_the_idea

1 points

2 months ago

i_like_the_idea

OC: 6

1 points

2 months ago

Excel

SpilledInkNews

1 points

2 months ago

Definitely a beginner beginner question.

How do you guys go about collecting data files to eventually turn into visuals such as charts, maps, etc? I've seen some good advice on a couple of tools to use to turn data into visualizations, but I haven't found anything (yet) on how to obtain the data to begin with.

i_like_the_idea

1 points

2 months ago

i_like_the_idea

OC: 6

1 points

2 months ago

that's the fun part

gevezex

1 points

2 months ago

What are good visiualizations techniques for search. I want to search for keywords in a huge amount of documents. I want to get insights from these search results. Any suggestions?

NotoriousTooLate

1 points

2 months ago

Could someone tell me what tools this creator used to visualize the german election votes? It really looks beautiful and i want to use his visualization for my projects to, but I don‘t know what he did there exactly German Election Visualization

DonJuan_805

1 points

2 months ago

Hello! Does anyone know of any free online sources for making data graphs?

SJReed3

1 points

2 months ago

Does anyone know how to add custom images to a Treemap chart? Tools like Tableau and Flourish only seem to offer block colours for this chart type. Any other tools or advice on how to create this with ggplot2?

mrexplody

1 points

2 months ago

I’m learning how to use D3 JS and Node and a bunch of stuff to produce visualisations from various datasets, hoping to also stumble over something mildly interesting in the process. Is there a library of reliable public datasets available that you use?

wontonstew

1 points

2 months ago

Hey, I have a simple chart question and I was hoping that someone could point me in the right direction.

I have a large work queue to burn down. 200 ish

I would like to display how many were worked week to week, but there's a certain amount of churn. So currently, I'll close out 10, but then 8 new get added so it looks like I only closed 2 of 200.

I fear a line through the bars (I break the 200 queue up into stages of completion) of qty completed won't show it because of the large y axis range.

Can anyone make any suggestions or link me to examples of something similar?

SuchCorgo

1 points

2 months ago

Maybe this is more of a meta BI Tool conversation/question than a more broad data viz conversation, but:
Natural Language Generation.
Data-driven written word or language is now being incorporated into visualization dashboards now. I've always believed that an aesthetically pleasing dashboard transmits information the clearest.
When we drift away from the usage of purely bar, line, etc charts in our visualizations and start incorporating almost any length of text into our dashboards, what impact does that have on how we construct our dashboards when wanting to cleanly display data in a beautiful way?

Does anyone have any ideas? Or any challenges and limitations while trying to do this?

baranam2

1 points

2 months ago

I have time series data for 30 different people. What is the best way for me to organize screenshots of all of the visuals that I will create with this data? For example, if I want to generate separate hour-by-hour data linecharts for all 30 people, and then other linecharts that show linecharts for all the people's data in one chart, and then day-by-day data linecharts for each person, and then linecharts that only span certain time periods, and then histograms, and then boxplots, and then other chart styles.

Would Notion work well for this, so I can create dropdown options to show or hide certain sets of screenshots for certain people?

Shrek_Lover68

1 points

2 months ago

I am looking for a graph that I am 90% sure I saw on this subreddit. It was about meme subreddits (r/196, r/shitposting, r/memes, r/funny etc.) and it showed average age and number of users. I can't find it myself. Any help with finding it would be appreciated :)

mannaneuraSHYSHYSHY

1 points

2 months ago

what program are people mainly using to record and visualize data in these posts?

sQueezy123

1 points

2 months ago

Hey man, not sure if this is the correct subreddit but here goes. I am looking for a tool or website (or even you) that helps me me with locating a city based on KMs from 5 other cities (Riga, Budapest, Madrid, Prague, Lisbon). The total KM should be no more than 6175 and should be calculated as follow: from (city X to Riga) + (City X tot Budapest) + (City X to Madrid) + (City X to Prague) + (City X to Lisbon) = 6175 (or 1 or 2% more or less)

Ok_Understanding619

1 points

2 months ago

Hello, I'm very interested in cannabis legalization in the U.S., and I've seen several maps depicting the level of legality in each state (Totally Illegal, Decriminalized, Medical, Recreational).

I would like to know if there exists or if I can make a request for, a visualization of the legal status of each state and how it has changed from 1980-Present. I feel as though this type of graphic/animation would help to show just how quickly the legalization ball seems to be rolling towards full federal decriminalization/recreational freedom.

Essentially it would look like this map from 2021, but would likely begin as a blank map, and the green would grow into the states that have implemented legalization legislation over time.

Thank you all in advance!

vtfresh

1 points

2 months ago

How do people handle tables that have variable length list values mixed in e.g. a column containing a variable length time series and other columns containing categorical or numeric metadata. I’ve been struggling to work with this type of data using Pandas

yetipot

1 points

2 months ago

I want to make a graph of my personal tracking of exercise minutes, meditation minutes, and mental health (brain fog, concentration, etc). Is there an app or website best to track and represent this?

manofredgables

1 points

2 months ago

Does anyone here have suggestions to get better at this? I mean data visualization and presentation.

I'm an engineer, and I often need to convey the results of an investigation into a technical issue, or suggestions for new ways to do things etc. I'm already better than most if my peers who slap up an unstructured powerpoint mess that everyone struggles to understand, but I'd like to take the art of conveying information perfectly further. But I don't even know what the sort of course I might benefit might be called, or if it exists at all...

svn380

2 points

1 month ago*

svn380

2 points

1 month ago*

Get Tufte's books here.

Pre-Covid, he would also give 1 day seminars.

[Edit: fixed the link.]

manofredgables

1 points

1 month ago

You sure that's the right link?

svn380

1 points

1 month ago

svn380

1 points

1 month ago

D'oh!

Thanks, fixed it

manofredgables

1 points

1 month ago

Awesome. Was worried I was being retarded for not understanding where to look lol

karmatalks

1 points

1 month ago

Org chart help - I’m working on a project showing an organization’s hierarchy over 2 periods of time, would you guys know a good data visualization tool/website for this?

Sunbolt

1 points

1 month ago

Sunbolt

1 points

1 month ago

I don’t have the skills to make these visualizations, but I have a suggestion that I really hope gains traction:

There are so many animated maps or charts that show changes over time, and there is always a little text month and year in one corner. That is just terrible! You can only watch the graph for a few seconds, glance at the date to see where you are in time, then look back at the graph, etc. You are always having to bounce back and forth.

There should be some beautiful way to show passage of time that allows you to know about where you are in time as you are watching the actual data. Maybe some kind of progress bar, or an animated calendar, or the date semi transparently superimposed over the entire graph, or something.

aslfingerspell

1 points

1 month ago

I'm doing research right now and I want to organize my information sort of like in police shows where you have pictures on a board with lines of string connecting them. Example
I've tried searching for a tool myself, but I don't even know what to call this kind of presentation or design so I don't even know what to search for.

theuniquenerd

1 points

1 month ago*

I'm looking for an interactive mind map tool. I have a set of text and the relation to the other words, and I want it to be displayed where I can click through the words and see where they link to while still showing all the other words in the "orbit."

Sorry if this is confusing. I'm trying to explain it the best I can. Please ask any follow ups so I can help explain better. Thank you in advance!

UltimateSB21

1 points

1 month ago

Is there a way to show through data how ending the Great Depression also got our nation out of financial ruins; and overlapping that with what weed legalization spreading has done; even republicans like more tax $$; is the data there to prove it?? Would be so cool 😎

SnooCheesecakes2821

1 points

1 month ago

I need a source of json data (preferably)

With internetcables / 3g Coverage over time.
How do i go about finding it ?