Visualization of the Week: March Madness Analytics

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Here is a great interactive visualization app that combines data analytics with March Madness – a match-up guide for the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Jay Lewis of 64 to 1 developed a Tableau app that lets us quickly compare each of the 68 NCAA tournament teams head to head.

Yellowfin 7 Analytics Platform for Enterprise-wide Data Discovery

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Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, through its BI platform Yellowfin 7, offers a robust solution for ad-hoc analysis and data visualization for enterprise applications.

Visualization of the Week: Dialect Survey Maps

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New tools for big data visualization are popping up all the time, but rarely do they attract such wide spread attention as the Dialect Survey Maps application which became the most-viewed story last year at The New York Times.

Visualization of the Week: Oscars Dashboard

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The Academy Awards event was held yesterday here in Los Angeles, and there are those technology diehards who tried to combine the creative arts with data science. For example, Adam McCann of Dueling Data created an interactive dashboard showing predictions for the Oscars based on how well the candidates fared in earlier awards, such as the Golden Globes and the British Academy.

Visualization of the Week: Aging TV Network Audience

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The Los Angeles Times ran a front page article today, “For prime time, aging boomers are next big thing” which highlight a distinct trend – broadcast network audiences are getting older.

Visualization of the Week: Winter Olympics Dashboard

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The 2014 Winter Olympics is going on in Sochi, Russia, and Paul Banoub of Viz Ninja has created this dashboard Tableau Public to let us explore the history of the games.

Visualization of the Week: Who Really Won the Superbowl?

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For this week’s top visualization, Nelson Davis of Slalom analyzes the advertising revenue generated by Super Bowl television commercials over the course of the game.

etcML – Free Text-Analysis Tool

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Have you every wondered whether a certain TV network has a specific political bias? Is your favorite news source fair and balanced? A group of Stanford computer scientists have created a website with the ability to answer such questions for free using machine learning technology.

Visualization of the Week: World’s Largest Stadiums

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With the Superbowl coming up this Sunday, Peter Gilks of Slalom Consulting in New York uses Tableau to create intriguing infographics like this one showing the size of stadiums around the world.

Visualization of the Week: Google Music Timeline

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The Google Big Picture Group has a number of eye-catching big data visualizations based on on-going research projects at the search engine giant. One project, Music Timeline as shown below, shows how different musical genres became popular over time, and let’s you discover artists in each genre.