If you’re a programmer and you don’t have visualization as one of your main tools in your belt, then good news, you just found how to easily improve your skill set. Really it should be taught in any programming course. Note: This post won’t get you from zero to visualization expert, but hopefully it can pique your curiosity and will provide plenty of references for further study. Visualizing data has two main advantages compared to looking at the same data in a tabular form. The first is that we can pack more data in a graph that we can get by looking at numbers on screen, even more if we make our visualizations interactive, allowing explorations inside a data set. Our visual bandwidth is massive! This is …

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Stuff that every programmer should know: Data Visualization


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