The New York Times Builds Data Visualization Tool: Cascade

Cascade allows for precise analysis of the structures which underly sharing activity on the web.

This first-of-its-kind tool links browsing behavior on a site to sharing activity to construct a detailed picture of how information propagates through the social media space. While initially applied to New York Times stories and information, the tool and its underlying logic may be applied to any publisher or brand interested in understanding how its messages are shared.

Cascade was developed by R&D using open source tools including Processing and MongoDB.

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e-Atlas of Global Development

The World Bank today launched the e-Atlas of Global Development, a free, online, interactive tool, which maps and graphs more than 175 indicators from the World Bank’s development database.

Development of the e-Atlas of Global Development allows users to easily and quickly map and chart economic and social indicators and compare country outcomes. Users can export customized, professional quality, full color maps and graphs. Other features include scalable maps, timeline graphing, ranking tables, and import and export functions for sharing data and graphics. Critical issues such as poverty, food production, population growth, climate change, international trade, and foreign direct investment are covered.

You can see live e-atlas at

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SocialAction is a social network analysis tool that integrates visualization and statistics to improve the analytical process.

SocialAction in Demo

(SocialAction: Analyzing the Social Network of US Senators)

SocialAction is a research project by Adam Perer and Ben Shneiderman at the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab.

For more information, visit​hcil/​socialaction/


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Google Ngram Viewer Gauges Word Popularity Over Centuries

Google launched Ngram Viewer, an experiment to let lay users and researchers search and study the waxing and waning of phrase instances over 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008 that Google has indexed in its cloud computing system. There's a whole community of Ngram collection going on over at

(Click above link to check your favourite word popularity)

Build Your Career Tree Today

Your career tree traces the branches of your education and work life, and lets you connect with others who share similar paths. Every addition causes your tree to grow a new branch so the bigger the career, the bigger the tree. And you can share it with Facebook friends and on Twitter! To get started, import your information from LinkedIn or use our form below.

Build Your Career Tree Today

Eg: Barack Obama career tree

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BitTorrent visualization in processing.js

BitTorrent visualization in processing.js. Processing.js is an open programming language for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java applets. This visualization How file sharing works in BitTorrent?. It was originally started off at and now improved/maintained by Jeff Atwood from

You can use the 's' and 'p' keys to add new seeds and peers to the swarm. Hitting 'r' will remove one of the seeds or peers at random, but it takes a few seconds before it activates. Works in pretty much any modern browser except IE (because IE doesn't have support for the <canvas> tag).

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CQ Economy Tracker

A massive data visualization tool that lets users find out how the U.S. economy is performing, including breakouts on jobs, house prices, inflation and income. The visualization was designed & developed by the editorial multimedia team of CQ-Roll Call Group, the premier political news and information provider covering congress.

The data is collected from government and non-government sources; the interactive shows all historical data and is updated live as new data is released. It also features a glossary with sources and descriptions of the data and the data is available for download in Excel format. We think it's the first interactive tool of its kind to pair up this much national and regional/state data side-by-side. It's hooked up to a database and was built in Flash. All of the components, including the graphing and mapping portions, were custom built and are fully reusable APIs.

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Linear Layout for Visualization of Networks

The Linear Layout visualization is a productive approach to network visual analytics. It is a scalable, computationally fast, and straight-forward network visualization method that makes possible visual interpretation of network structure and evolution.

: Conventional network visualization is unsuitable for visual analytics of large networks. So-called hairballs earn their moniker by becoming impenetrably complex as your network grows. They are least effective when visualization is most needed — for large networks.

Solution: The linear layout presented here addresses the shortcomings of the conventional hairball layout and is very effective at identifying meaningful structural components in your network.

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Capzule PHR

Data visualization helps users to analyze and compare health data and events for any given period of time. Users may select from multiple sets of data and visualize in an interactive timeline format for easy browsing with finger swipes.

Capzule Introduces Interactive Time Line to Personal Health Data on iPad. It is also the first personal health record on the iPhone platform to allow editing from a PC over Wi-Fi, including the capability to upload files via a web browser. The Share feature has expanded to allow data transfer between iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices, making it easier to copy data to a family member's device, to an upgraded device, or to replicate in multiple devices. The most unique aspect of Capzule PHR is the ability for users to customize a personal set of health monitoring templates to record health conditions. These Flowsheets report a visual progress of health goals using points plotted on a graph.

Capzule PHR is available on the App Store for $4.99.


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