lördag 5 mars 2016

Data visualization: Showing isn’t always telling

From InfoWorld
Data visualization may not deliver revelation on demand, but diligent visual exploration can unlock insights that might otherwise remain hidden.

Data visualization is one of the hottest areas of big data, but it may offer more noise than signal. According to Jeff Jonas, an IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of IBM's Context Computing group, "Contrary to hype, hopes, and dreams, big data visualization is generally not helping humans make novel discoveries." In his view, data visualization is mostly useful as a way of telling stories about the data we already understand.

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