One of the largest and fastest growing repositories of corporate data sits behind the Salesforce CRM platform. So it made a lot of sense to see the announcement of the new Salesforce reporting API at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco earlier this month. Even better was the announcement by one of the first Salesforce […]
Wondering what to cook for Thanksgiving? This is a question asked all across the United States this time of year, but the answer often depends on where you live. Big data analysts at AllRecipes.com and Tableau Software worked to parse over 78 million recipe page views stretching from last Thanksgiving to uncover most popular foods by state.
MLDemos is a dandy open-source visualization tool for machine learning algorithms created to help studying and understanding how various algorithms function and how their parameters affect and modify the results in problems of classification, regression, clustering, dimensionality reduction, dynamical systems and reward maximization. MLDemos is open-source and free for personal and academic use. Much insight […]
The standout visualization for this week is the The Startup Universe, an interactive visualization from visual content marketplace Visual.ly. With this intuitive tool, you can select a sectors from education to biotech to entertainment to security in order to see the companies, venture capitalists and founders for each category.
This week’s visualization holds a special place in my heart because its data source is the arXiv pre-print server that I used so extensively in my previous life in astrophysics. arXiv is an open website sponsored by the Cornell University Library where scientists can publish their research and make it immediately available for the whole […]
U.S. aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin has partnered with Vizrt, a Norwegian developer of real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry, to create a big data visualization tool that combines real-time data processing and display with sensitive multi-touch hardware. The Multi-touch Executive Dashboard, or MED, can be used simultaneously by multiple […]
This week’s installment of big data visualizations is a bonus for those who enjoy stories offered up by data-driven maps. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World includes some rather surprising summaries. A few of my favorites are: Countries that Do Not Use the Metric System (see map below), Paid Maternal […]