Data visualization can be an incredible driver for communicating key business information. It helps present a visual narrative that’s easier to digest for those without the time to pour over large swaths of text (think CxOs, busy senior management, or even millennials with a time crunch). In fact, these days, that’s most of us -… Read More »

The Python Package Index has libraries for practically every data visualization need—from Pastalog for real-time visualizations of neural network training to Gaze Parser for eye movement research. Some of these libraries can be used no matter what field of application, yet many of them are intensely focused on accomplishing a specific task. An overview of… Read More »

This is part of an ongoing series of charts that are sometimes a little hard to understand – read the first part on waterfalls, bullets, and sparks here. Candlesticks are central to visualizations in the stock trading business, and legend has it that the underlying principles have been around for centuries now. The Japanese first… Read More »

Data speaks best through visuals, not words – so believes renowned data journalist and TEDtalks speaker, David McCandless. According to him, 80% of all that we learn gets imbibed visually, and research would have to agree. Three groups of economists participated in a study where they were given a dataset and asked everyone the same… Read More »

Waterfall spark bullet charts

These 3 charts are the cornerstone of most business dashboards. While a simple bar or pie might do for a small-scale project with limited relevance, applications that cater to large audiences and have to show dynamic updates and summaries must go a step further. That’s where slightly more convoluted charts come into play. A variety… Read More »

visualize real time data with Socket.io

There’s no doubt that we live in a world where immediacy is essential, experiences are defined by the ‘right here, right now.’ As a result, our reaction to any event is - “Are we getting this in real time?” From wildfires raging across California to Keisha’s stellar Grammy performance, or your next Facebook update -… Read More »