Infoviz: a basic example

When I try to describe the field of information visualization to folks who haven’t heard of it, I end up gesturing a lot, or resorting to vague buzzwords, or talking about bar graphs and pie charts and leaving my companion...

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Let us now praise data dumps

As someone who deeply appreciates raw data and admires those who wrangle it, I have to give a shoutout to my fellow travelers out there: Big bunches of ripe bananas to the primates over at Infochimps, “a community to...

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