Public library computers are available on the 4th and 5th floors of the Sackler building. Individuals can also use the computer labs on the 5th floor when they are not occupied by a class. PC and Mac laptops are available for checkout from the Library Service Desk on the 4th floor. Statistical and data analysis programs, including MATLAB, Prism, R, and Stata, are installed on some library computers. Click the link above to see what software is available on these computers.
This site, from Nathan Yau, the author of two popular books on data visualization (see below), explores how analysis and visualization are used to understand data. Some content requires paid membership, but the guides are free, and cover a variety of topics from '5 Tips for Learning to Code for Visualization' to 'A Survival Guide to Starting and Finishing a PhD'.
Free online resource that allows you to use data on more than 400 indicators of global development to create your own animated bubble charts, line charts, and other types of charts. You can use visualizations created with Gapminder Tools in your own work (presentations, posters, etc.), provided the purpose is educational, informational or non-commercial and you give the source: 'Free material from www.gapminder.org'.
In Data Points: Visualization That Means Something, author Nathan Yau presents a complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Good for basic data visualization instruction, as well as an introduction to R.
This book, the first in a series by Edward Tufte, a statistician, artist and Professor Emeritus at Yale, presents the theory and practice of data graphic design, with illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective analysis.
This book, the third in a series by Edward Tufte, a statistician, artist and Professor Emeritus at Yale, is about pictures of verbs, and the representation of cause and effect, explanation and narrative. Provides practical applications and examples using statistical graphs, scientific visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies for enhancing the rate of information transfer in print, presentations and on computer screens. For delivery of book to Hirsh Health Sciences Library for pickup: sign in to your library account from the page that opens when you click the link above, then select 'Request item'.
Call Number: E-Book and Print: Tisch Library Book Stacks QA276.3.Y18 2011
Publication Date: 2011
In this book, a data visualization expert uses step-by-step tutorials to show you how to gather, parse, and format data to construct high quality graphics. For delivery of print book to Hirsh Health Sciences Library for pickup: sign in to your library account from the page that opens when you click the link above, then select 'Request item'.
The guide sets out clear strategies and offers abundant examples to assist researchers with creating effective visual graphics for use in multiple contexts, including journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, or presentations.