Ancient ruins are sometimes discovered after long years investigating regions of the world covered by dense jungle or giant forests. The feeling of an archaeologist at that moment of discovery gives a window into the feeling data scientists often have when getting a view of their data — through visualizations — that clarifies a key aspect of the analysis.
Data visualization plays two key roles: 1. Communicating results clearly to a general audience. 2. Organizing a view of data that suggests a new hypothesis or a next step in a project. It’s no surprise that most people prefer visuals to large tables of numbers. That’s why clearly labeled plots with meaningful interpretation always make it to the front of academic papers. This post looks at the 10 visualizations you can bring to bear on your data — whether you want to convince the wider world of your theories or crack open your own project and take the next step:
Author: Jorge Castañón