Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | .net magazine
17th Sep 2012 | 09:17

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Statistics in Dashboard Format combined with Facebook from Finland

From: http://www.findikaattori.fi/en (translated by Google)

Findicator.fi - the society at large 
Up-to-date information is a key social indicators. Each indicator provides information in the form of statistical pictures, tables and analyzes.
The service has been Implemented as a joint project Between Statistics Finland and the Prime Minister's Office in collaboration with a number of other Information Providers.

From: http://www.findikaattori.fi/en/24

Friday, November 9, 2012

Forbes - Big Data: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

11/08/2012 @ 8:31AM |503 views
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By Rani Goel, Senior Director, Analytics Product Marketing, SAP
A lot of ink has been spilled relating to big data; countless articles, blog posts and discussions are about how data is growing by leaps and bounds and how companies need the ability to store and manage peta bytes and zeta bytes of data. Every time I read this, I think, so what? Unless a decision maker can access and analyze this data effectively, it isn’t worth much. If you are serious about managing big data, it’s time to truly visualize it to become a better decision-maker.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

BETABEAT - Nate Silver’s Sweep Is a Huge Win for ‘Big Data’

The data utopia awaits.
By Nitasha Tiku 11/07 11:10am
(Illustration: ilovecharts.tumblr.com)
Like “pivot” and “cloud computing,” “big data” is one of those startup buzzwords that gets thrown around indiscriminately–partly because it means different things depending on the intel you’re trying to unearth and partly because it sounds like the kind of futuristic jargon that opens doors. Using machine learning to analyze big data? We can practically see the pitch deck already!
As The Economist noted back in 2010, the deluge of large data sets unleashed by the digital age, “makes it possible to do many things that previously could not be done: spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime and so on. Managed well, the data can be used to unlock new sources of economic value, provide fresh insights into science and hold governments to account.”

RSSeNews: Nate Silver’s US election predictions hailed as a victory for statistics

November 8, 2012   News   No comments

The outcome of the US presidential elections was so close to the prediction made by statistician Nate Silver, that it has been deemed by some as a victory for statistics itself.
Nate Silver – SXSWi 2009 (image: Randy Stewart)

Nate Silver, who blogs for the New York Times, predicted the outcome of this election when he gave Barack Obama a ‘nearly three in four chance’ of winning the election back in September. Since then he has consistently put President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney, despite Romney leading in several national polls during that time.