Tag: repository

Google's Dataset Search: Direct access to 25 million interesting datasets

Google's Dataset Search: Direct access to 25 million interesting datasets

I used to keep a repository of links to interesting datasets to learn data science. However, that page I can retire, as Google has launched its new service Dataset Search. The "world wide web" hosts millions of datasets, on nearly any topic you can think of. Google's Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these … Continue reading Google's Dataset Search: Direct access to 25 million interesting datasets

OriginLab's Graph Gallery: A blast from the past

OriginLab's Graph Gallery: A blast from the past

Continuing my recent line of posts on data visualization resources, I found another repository in my inbox: OriginLab's GraphGallery! If I'm being honest, I would personally advice you to look at the dataviz project instead, if you haven't heard of that one yet. However, OriginLab might win in terms of sentiment. It has this nostalgic … Continue reading OriginLab's Graph Gallery: A blast from the past

Data Visualization Style Guide Repositories

Data Visualization Style Guide Repositories

Amy Cesal put together (1) this great overview of style guides for data visualization practice. Moreover, in the original tweet, Amy refers to other great repositories such as (2) this PolicyViz one and (3) this humongous one by Adele. https://twitter.com/AmyCesal/status/1142078663866949632?s=03 Amy's list includes many references to the best practices used by some of the leading … Continue reading Data Visualization Style Guide Repositories

Google Fonts: 915 free font families

Google Fonts: 915 free font families

Looking for a custom typeface to use in your data visualizations? Google Fonts is an awesome databank of nearly a thousands font families you can access, download, and use for free. If you're into design, the website includes a blog featuring articles on font design. Google Fonts among others provided the font for my dissertation … Continue reading Google Fonts: 915 free font families

Data Visualization Tools & Resources

There's this amazing overview of helpful dataviz resources atwww.visualisingdata.com/resources! Browse through hundreds of helpful data visualization tools, programs, and services. All neatly organized by Andy Kirk in categories: data handling, applications, programming, web-based, qualitative, mapping, specialist, and colour. What a great repository! A snapshot of http://www.visualisingdata.com/resource Looking for expert books on data visualization?Have a look at … Continue reading Data Visualization Tools & Resources

Transitioning from Excel to R: Dictionary of common functions

Transitioning from Excel to R: Dictionary of common functions

Alyssa Columbus published maintains this GitHub repository with a great tutorial on how to move from Excel to R. Very useful for beginning useRs, the repository's tutorial includes a translation table between Excel and R functions: Excel Formula R Function Type ABS abs Arithmetic ADDRESS assign Essentials AND &,&&,all Boolean AVERAGE, AVG, AVERAGEIF mean Arithmetic BETADIST pbeta … Continue reading Transitioning from Excel to R: Dictionary of common functions