Happy New Year: 2011

My New Year’s gift to all y’all is this recommendation: RUN DON’T WALK to download Google Refine. (No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.) Refine is an app that expedites data cleaning, thereby...

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VizChallenge

Urging users to be “Data Rockstars” (oy), software company Tableau is sponsoring a visualization contest. Entrants are to select and depict one of two data sets: proposals for US stimulus projects or data from 2007...

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Hans Rosling and Gapminder

As part of his larger mission of promoting “fact-based” public health policy, Swedish physician Hans Rosling founded Gapminder.org, which aims to make world health data available and understandable to everyone. Back...

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