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Data Digest: Focus on Data Visualization

Articles in today's digest look at creating visualizations like a data artist, how to use scatter plots effectively, and how to use create simple and effective graphs with JavaScript.

Creating a More Effective Visualization

Data visualization is becoming an important part of many different kinds of enterprises; even scientists have to create effective visual presentations. This article was written by an engineer of the sciences but the advice he gives in creating better visualizations are useful for all data artists. 

Read More at Scientific American

The Struggles of Scatter Plots

One common form of data visualization is the scatter plot. It is easy enough to make and seems simple to understand, but this article discusses a recent study that shows that scatter plots are far from effective in conveying information.

Read More at Scientific Computing

A Basic Tutorial on Data Visualization

Starting out with visualizations can be a daunting task. Having to digest all that data and then compressing it into an accurate, readable form is hard to begin, let alone master. This article offers advice for those just starting to make visualizations by giving a tutorial on using JavaScript to create simple but effective graphs.

Read More at Kdnuggets

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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