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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadoop

Introducing Apache Hadoop: The Modern Data Operating System — lecture given at Stanford University by Co-Founder and CTO of Cloudera, Amr Awadallah (video archive).

michael-noll.com's tutorials/ (hadoop)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_%28programming_language%29

Official website of the R project

The R wiki, a community wiki for R

R books, has extensive list (with brief comments) of R-related books

The R Graphical Manual, a collection of R graphics from all R packages, and an index to all functions in all R packages

R seek, a custom frontend to Google search engine, to assist in finding results related to the R language

 

 

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sites: here are from Sean Lahman

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Data Visualization and Data Journalism w/ InfoGraphics

 

http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/

http://visualjournalism.com/

http://marijerooze.nl/visualization/?p=23

 

http://benfry.com/

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=jeffrey%20heer%20protovis

http://hci.stanford.edu/jheer/

http://fernandaviegas.com/

http://vis.stanford.edu/files/2010-Narrative-InfoVis.pdf

 

http://vimeo.com/12677264

http://stamen.com/clients/trulia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8048047.stm

http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2010/10/25/waiting-for-superman-infographic-video-trailer.html

https://github.com/FlowingMedia/TimeFlow/wiki/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/business/07metrics.html?_r=1&ref=hannah_fairfield

http://theofficeof.feltron.com/

http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/

http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/

http://archive.stamen.com/mtvmovies-streamgraph/index.html

 

http://www.texastribune.org/

http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/

http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/

http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/cat/data

http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/cat/mashups

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/06/business/economy/unemployment-lines.html

http://vis.stanford.edu/files/2010-Narrative-InfoVis.pdf

http://rachelbinx.com/2011/01/edward-segels-narrative-visualization/

http://rachelbinx.com/datavisualization/

http://learningdataviz.blogspot.com/

 

http://prefuse.org/

http://hci.stanford.edu/jheer/projects/vizster/

http://www.bewitched.com/

http://www.research.ibm.com/visual/martin.html

http://www.bewitched.com/about.html

 

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/f/hannah_fairfield/index.html

http://visualjournalism.com/hannah-fairfield-speaks-to-the-crowd/2010/03/12/

http://flowingdata.com/2008/02/25/ebb-and-flow-of-box-office-receipts-over-past-20-years/

http://visualjournalism.com/amanda-cox-in-denmark-for-new-media-days/2010/11/18/

http://flowingdata.com/2010/12/02/amanda-cox-on-data-graphics-and-stuff/

 

http://www.johngrimwade.com/

http://www.snd.org/2010/07/losing-the-plot/

http://incompetech.com/   

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/  

http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/multiwidth/

 

www.rdio.com/people/feltron/

http://infosthetics.com/archives/2010/05/interview_nicholas_felton.html

http://www.daytum.com/

http://www.daytum.com/feltron

http://www.daytum.com/about/daytum

 

http://lifehacker.com/#!5725654/daytum-for-iphone-visualizes-your-personal-daily-data

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=daytum

http://stamen.com/

http://stamen.com/projects

http://content.stamen.com/

 

http://hackshackers.com/

http://lilt.ilstu.edu/jpda/

http://blog.blprnt.com/

http://eagereyes.org

http://visualization.org

 

http://infosthetics.com/

http://flowingdata.com

http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/

 

http://awesome.good.is/transparency/008/trans008vampireenergy.html

http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/

http://www.propublica.org/

http://www.propublica.org/tools/

http://www.data.gov/

 

http://code.google.com/apis/chart/

http://code.google.com/apis/charttools/index.html

http://www.tableausoftware.com/

http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/visualizations?tag=2010&sort=rating

http://www.wordle.net/

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/widgenie-provides-widgets-for-presenting-data-visually/

http://www.widgenie.com/

http://www.widgenie.com/products/managed-reporting.html

http://www.widgenie.com/products/ad-hoc-reporting.html

http://www.widgenie.com/products/productComparison.html

 

http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/

http://thejit.org/

http://flowingdata.com/2010/07/06/javascript-infovis-toolkit-2-0-released/

http://flowingdata.com/2008/07/31/new-version-of-flare-visualization-toolkit-released/

http://www.onvia.com/products/online-database

 

 

MS SHO:  http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/sho/default.aspx

 

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R STUFF

all documentation is online http://cran.r-project.org/manuals.html

read the Introduction at http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-intro.html  

and the FAQ at http://cran.r-project.org/faqs.html

 

R Data Visualization

http://rdataviz.wordpress.com/

 

http://borasky-research.net/category/r-programming-exploratory-data-analysis-and-data-visualization/

http://borasky-research.net/

http://borasky-research.net/2011/03/15/data-journalism-developer-studio-release-0-3-0-and-road-map/

 

look at this, a linux live cd (or USB) made especially for data visualization, includes R and data connectors/downloaders customized for google data, facebook data, etc.

http://susegallery.com/a/RQrRBY/data-journalism-developer-studio--2

 

http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/08/how-the-guardian-is-pioneering-data-journalism-with-free-tools/

 

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http://lifehacker.com/#!220108/explore-data-with-swivel

www.clarityfi.com

www.visualmining.com

www.spicynodes.org

www.caspio.com

www.humanconcepts.com  

www.google.com/FusionTables

www.thinkmap.com

www.thebrain.com

www.qlikview.com/Free-Download

www.macrofocus.com

www.fusioncharts.com

www.componentone.com/OLAP

www.excelcurvefitting.com

Data360, a site where you can find, present and share data; created to provide clear context on important cultural, environmental, social and economic issues.

 

Visualization software: free

 

 

DATA VISUALIZATION FREE TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS AND GETTING STARTED

The first step is to just dive right into some of the free and easy tools that Bhatt and Stiles recommend:

Tableau Public – easy, embeddable data visualizations

Tableau lets you create multi-paneled visualization, creating what Bhatt called a “dashboard” of different data mash-ups that the user can filter. This filtering option is unique to other easy visualization tools, because it was originally designed as a data inquiry tool, meaning it can perform functions similar to Excel. When you hover your mouse over parts of the chart, you can get more information. “It’s a really rich experience for the user because it’s not just a static graph,” Bhatt said. Check out this data visualization that Bhatt created using Tableau.  It also has an embed feature and options to customize the dimensions for posting to a blog or web site. And the best part about Tableau? It’s free.

Google Fusion Tables

I think most the beginners in the session were pretty overwhelmed by the options Matt Stiles walked us through with Google Fusion Tables. Although overwhelming, it was impressive to see the visualizations he created without minimal programming. He encouraged reporters just to play around with it. He showed us one mapping example about Texas gubernatorial candidates that he created by simply importing an Excel table. Stiles swears anyone can knock this out in 10 minutes once information is in an Excel spreadsheet. I’m not so sure about 10 minutes for a beginner to Google Fusion Tables, but I certainly see the ease in creating this sort of visualization. Like Tableau Public, you can also get an embeddable link and zoom in on the part of the map you want to share.

Batchgeo.com – quick, interactive maps

Batchgeo, like Google Fusion Tables, also just needs an Excel file with a column of addresses to geocode — no need for messy longitude and latitude coordinates. You just paste the cells directly from Excel, and the “Map Now” button creates an embeddable map that tells the story of your data.

Bhatt and Stiles compiled a hierarchy of tools and resources that will arm any beginner to start experimenting with their own data visualizations:

Tools:

Easy: Many Eyes, Wordle, Google Fusion Tables, Batchgeo.com

Intermediate: Google Visualization/Charts APIs, Tableau Public, ArcGIS.com

Advanced: JavaScript libraries: Protovis, InfoVis, Raphaël

Resources:

The bible: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Inspiration: Flowing Data, Visual Complexity, Periodic Table of Visualization

Software: MS Excel, ArcGIS, R, Tableau Public, Illustrator

 

 

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and don't miss this, the new google UK zine 'Think':  1st issue is all about data:  http://thinkquarterly.co.uk/

 

ALSO SEE THIS TOP TEN DATA/INFO SITES:

Information is Beautiful

Data journalist and design whiz David McCandless’ Information is Beautiful blog is a treasure-trove of cool visualisations and mash-ups. His work has also been published in a bestselling book of the same name.

Flowing Data

If someone, somewhere, is producing a great data visualisation or analysis, Nathan Yau’s blog will find it. Yau has an unerring ability to unearth the best data visualisations on the web. He also produces graphics, and is a regular poster to the Guardian Datastore Flickr group.

Patrick Cain’s Map Blog

Canadian Patrick Cain is a ‘journalist who makes maps for the web’. Based in Toronto, Cain takes the city’s data and maps it – producing guides to everything from crime figures to World War I deaths and single parent families. A fan of open data, Cain has a record of demanding data from the city’s authorities using Freedom of Information laws.

Timetric

If you’re looking for time series economic data – and a nifty way of creating a sophisticated, embeddable graphic – this is the place to come. Timetric updates thousands of datasets every day and provides an easy-to-use interface that makes it very simple to create your own.

OWNI

Although a lot of the best data work is done in English, Paris-based OWNI is a collective of geeks and data freaks producing visualisations and apps that manage to be imaginative and innovative. The collective’s work on Wikileaks – which allowed people to interrogate the data – won a 2010 Online Journalism Award for General Excellence.

Guardian Datablog

The Guardian and its Datablog publishes raw data behind the news every day, and encourages readers to visualise and work with it. The site publishes its data using Google spreadsheets and Google Fusion Tables, and allows readers to search thousands of government datasets around the world.

Infochimps

The big brains at Infochimps have come up with an innovative way to find, share and sell formatted data. Both users and the site’s own contributors collate and scrape datasets so that they’re easily accessible. With big plans for expansion and lots of intelligent developers onboard, it’s definitely one to watch.

DataMarket

This brand new site combines an innovative data search function with bright and imaginative visualisations. It also allows you to create your own, download them and put them in your PowerPoint presentation or company report.

LinkedIn

It might be better known for its impact on the world of social media, but LinkedIn also has a hugely innovative approach to data. LinkedIn has made collating and using data a priority, with lead data scientists completely integrated into the commercial operation.

London Datastore

Governments around the globe are opening up their data, from data.gov in the US, via Australia, the UK, New Zealand and France. One of the best and most useful is the London Datastore. Created by the Greater London Authority, it publishes thousands of datasets with the emphasis on useful, live data, such as transport and economic numbers. Developers are using those figures to create interesting apps, such as Matthew Somerville’s live train map for the London Underground.