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Visualising data

August 9th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

I’m having a happy afternoon playing with differents ervices for visualising data. I am looking at ways of showing data for use in careers counselling. I have created a very simple data set of employment by SOC rates in Kent in the UK. My first tries are using the IBM alphaworks tool which has the merit of being very simple to use.

Here is a matrix chart:

and this is a bubble chart:

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3 Responses to “Visualising data”

  1. Annika Matilda says:

    I think number two many eyes is the easiest to understand

  2. Sally-Anne Barnes says:

    I like the bubble chart as visually this works well (number 2).

    Created bar chart to see how easy it was
    http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/view/Sq22ZPsOtha6EqkPbnCgP2~
    Bring able to visually compared bar-charts for south east and kent was great as well as the flip option. I see the data could easily be edited and therefore is updateable! I assume that you can give others the ability to update? Or could someone be taught how to use this visualisation programme?

  3. Graham Attwell says:

    Very easy to use Sally. The visualisation updates automatically when the data is changed. We could form a group around our data. And the sofware is very easy to use. Hope ot have something using the Google gadgets soon. They are also easy to use but require a little more thought and skill in how to present the data.

    See you in Sittingbourne tomorrow!

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