Impressive Charts on Age, Energy, Climate, and Music — DataViz Weekly August 7th, 2020 by AnyChart Team
Lately, we’ve come across a lot of new impressive charts all over the internet. Here are some of the most interesting ones — check them out and you’ll see the real power of data visualization in action! Today in DataViz Weekly:
- New age for your age — FlowingData
- Electricity generation in the U.S. states by fuel source — The Washington Post
- Mortality consequences of climate change and income inequality — Bloomberg Green
- 1990s music recognition across generations — The Pudding
Connecting a MySQL Database to a JS Chart Using PHP August 4th, 2020 by Wayde Herman
When using a charting library like AnyChart, which makes visualizing data so quick and easy, often the most challenging step for beginners is loading data. I think this is largely a result of the fact that while the ways we output the data are quite similar, the input data is commonly very different. The data may differ in many ways including the number of features in the dataset, what type these features may be, the format of the data, and how the data is stored. It is this final issue which we will be addressing today.
There is a lot of coverage in the documentation of using a data object declared within the code as well as importing your data from a file using AnyChart’s data loader. But what about importing the data from an SQL database? This is an easily done but often misunderstood approach to handling and loading data for data visualizations.
In this tutorial, we will be covering how to query a MySQL database using PHP. We will describe the steps involved and reveal that it is in fact not challenging at all, just different!
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Plotting Data on Park Soundscapes, $600 Unemployment, COVID-19 Deaths, and Game of Thrones Battles — DataViz Weekly July 31st, 2020 by AnyChart Team
There are many ways of plotting data. Which one to choose in your case? The answer depends, of course, on what kind of data you need to analyze and what questions you want it to answer. In DataViz Weekly, we meet you with some of the best practices on a regular basis. The only thing that unites them is, all the highlighted projects have been launched in public just about now. So here are the new great examples and inspirations:
- Changing soundscapes of urban parks worldwide — MIT Senseable City Lab
- Extra $600 unemployment benefits in America — The New York Times
- COVID-19 deaths in Brazil (as if all of them happened in one neighborhood) — Agência Lupa & Google News Initiative
- Game of Thrones battles in a network graph — Wayde Herman
Good Charts That Let Data Speak — DataViz Weekly July 24th, 2020 by AnyChart Team
Good charts let data speak, providing insight, revealing patterns and trends, and telling stories. Look at new projects featuring graphics like that, from data visualization professionals!
- Physical traits defining men and women in literature — The Pudding
- Remote work dividing America — Reuters
- Racial disparities in unemployment in America — ProPublica
- Ageing indicators across the United Kingdom — ONS
Network graphs are a special, very interesting form of data visualization. Unlike more traditional chart types like bar graphs or pie charts, a network graph does a bit more than visualize numerical data. With these charts, you represent each object as a point, referred to as a node, and the connections between the objects as a line, referred to as either a link or an edge. Here, we do not focus on representing objects with the same precision we are typically used to. Instead, we are trying to discover relationships in a network or sections of a network and are less worried about individual nodes.
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Curating New Interesting Data Visualizations Worth Checking Out — DataViz Weekly July 17th, 2020 by AnyChart Team
We continue to curate new interesting data visualizations from around the web for our DataViz Weekly blog. Join us as we look at some of the best charts and maps we have seen these days!
- Parenting and Working During Lockdown — Nathan Yau
- Nearest Neighboring Countries — Topi Tjukanov
- Excess Deaths Worldwide — The Economist
- Reopening India from Lockdown — Development Seed and Mapbox
Qlik Sense Visualization Extensions AnyChart, AnyStock and AnyGantt Updated with New Features July 16th, 2020 by AnyChart Team
A number of new powerful capabilities are now available in our extensions for Qlik Sense! The new features are designed to help speed up data analysis in the native Qlik environment, making it even more intuitive and workflows streamlined.
- Categories: AnyChart charting component, AnyGantt, AnyStock, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Financial charts, Gantt Chart, News, Qlik, Stock charts
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New Cool Graphics From Around the Web — DataViz Weekly July 10th, 2020 by AnyChart Team
It’s Friday and we’re glad to share with you some of the most interesting third-party visualizations we’ve recently come across. Here’s what DataViz Weekly has for you to check out this time — look at these cool graphics:
- Future of jobs in the regions of Europe — McKinsey Global Institute, Google, et al.
- Flood risk factor database for the United States — First Street Foundation, et al.
- Changes in new cases against testing — Axios
- All we know about SARS-CoV-2 — Scientific American
Radar charts, which are also referred to as spider charts or radar plots, are a data visualization used to compare observations with multiple quantitative variables. Each variable is encoded to a spoke which are equidistant apart. The higher the value, the further away from the center of the chart the point is made. Radar charts are best used to compare the ‘profile’ of observations and to detect outliers within the data. They are therefore used quite a bit in sports, most notably in basketball and soccer for profiling players.
That’s right, we will be building radar charts to perform data analysis on Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle to determine, once and for all, which is the best choice.
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New Great Graphics from Data Visualization Experts — DataViz Weekly July 3rd, 2020 by AnyChart Team
Check out new interesting graphics created by different data visualization experts and made public these days. We’ve met them around the web and decided to introduce you to them in today’s DataViz Weekly. These examples are definitely worth seeing if you like good charts and maps (as we do)!
- American Restaurant Reopenings — Nathan Yau
- Sustaining Peace Project — AC4, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
- International Migrant Stock — Nicolas Lambert and Françoise Bahoken
- Global Shutdown — Washington Post