Beautiful Data by Segaran Toby, Hammerbacher Jeff (eds.)

By Segaran Toby, Hammerbacher Jeff (eds.)

During this insightful publication, youll study from the simplest info practitioners within the box simply how wide-ranging -- and gorgeous -- operating with facts should be. subscribe to 39 participants as they clarify how they constructed easy and stylish suggestions on tasks starting from the Mars lander to a Radiohead video. With appealing information, you'll: discover the possibilities and demanding situations interested by operating with the substantial variety of datasets made to be had via the net the best way to visualize traits in city crime, utilizing maps and knowledge mashups realize the demanding situations of designing a knowledge processing procedure that works in the constraints of house commute learn the way crowdsourcing and transparency have mixed to strengthen the country of drug learn know the way new information can immediately set off signals whilst it suits or overlaps pre-existing info know about the big infrastructure required to create, trap, and procedure DNA information Thats simply small pattern of what youll locate in appealing info. For somebody who handles facts, it is a actually attention-grabbing ebook.

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F I G U R E 1 - 5 . People track their weight and what they eat for different reasons. YFD places motivation front and center. ) It is also worth noting that each tracker’s page shows what has happened most recently at the top. This serves a few purposes. First, it will update whenever the user tweets a data point, so that the user can see his status whenever he logs in to YFD. Second, we do not want to stray too far from the feel of Twitter, again to reinforce working YFD tweets into SEEING YOUR LIFE IN DATA 13 the Twitter routine.

People will, subconsciously, try to please researchers by answering in the way that they feel they are supposed to answer. Introducing persuasive techniques, whether implicit or explicit, will skew your research data. ” But if you’re making real business or policy decisions, what good is such data? THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 29 Motivation You can’t use persuasive techniques during the act of data collection, but you do need to persuade your respondents to participate in the first place. With no money involved, what is their motivation?

Downlink was just as convoluted. Again, the orbiter would act as a relay, receiving the data from Phoenix and then passing it on to one of NASA’s DSN antennas back on Earth. Then, it would make its way through various processing and relay steps until finally arriving at JPL. If it was image data, then the Mission Image Processing Laboratory (MIPL) at JPL would reassemble the images and make them available to the science teams eagerly awaiting the pictures at the science operations center at the University of Arizona.

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