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Visualizing Data

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 11, 2008 @ 3:29 pm In Mathematics,Quantitative,Technical Analysis | Comments Disabled

My friend  Paul has a chart from BP’s data, Visualizing Global Oil Markets: 1965-2007 [1] (not my favorite chart porn in the world).

Lately, I have been greatly enjoying the way numbers are depicted in a visual context, vis Visualizing Data [2]. The site tends towards an eclectic depiction of data, which provides different ways of thinking about numbers, modeling, and the world.

I find it to be a fascinating exercise. This approach has very much colored how I approach and contextualize data. Some recent examples from the site:

Explore Your del.icio.us Tags and Bookmarks 
Delicious_tags [3]

Themail splits your emails into keywords and phrases:
Themail [4]

17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe
Twitter [5]

Enron Email Connections
Mymap [4]

Personal Visualization for the Obsessive Compulsive (to understand OCD, this is an inventory of every distinguishable object in a bedroom – books, DVDs, CDs, documents, storage bin)
Ocd_spheres [6]

And my favorite: Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have Hoes
Ludacris [7]

Fun stuff!

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URLs in this post:

[1] Visualizing Global Oil Markets: 1965-2007: http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2008/06/11/visualizing_glo.html

[2] Visualizing Data: http://flowingdata.com/

[3] Image: http://flowingdata.com/2008/03/04/explore-your-delicious-tags-and-bookmarks-on-6pli/

[4] Image: http://flowingdata.com/2008/03/19/21-ways-to-visualize-and-explore-your-email-inbox/

[5] Image: http://flowingdata.com/2008/03/12/17-ways-to-visualize-the-twitter-universe/

[6] Image: http://flowingdata.com/2008/06/11/personal-visualization-for-the-obsessive-compulsive/

[7] Image: http://flowingdata.com/2008/03/10/area-codes-in-which-ludacris-claims-to-have-hoes/

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