Stop making pie charts!
An opinionated guide to the craft of data visualisation
Tuesday 30th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm
24-26 Lever Street
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Don’t let Excel’s default settings ruin your data analysis! Learn insights from research into visual perception and interpretation. Robin Gower will present some great ideas stolen from the likes of Edward Tufte, Leland Wilkinson, and Stephen Few. You don’t need to be a technical user to enjoy the talk but you should be prepared never to look at a pie chart quite the same way again!
Robin is a freelance data engineer http://infonomics.ltd.uk/ and long-term mitherer at ODM (this is your chance to interupt his presentation for a change).
This event kickstarts Open Data Manchester’s visualising data series
We’ve seen a lot of data opened over the past half-decade of Open Data Manchester. With so much available to explore, it’s vital to know about the tools that can help you to manipulate, analyse and understand that data.
To that end, we’re planning a series of technical sessions for the summer for all levels of ability. We’d like to cover tools like:
- GNU-R: a statistical language and computing environment
- IPython Notebooks: an interactive computational environment, in which you can combine code execution, rich text, mathematics, plots and rich media
During the evening we’d like to invite people to tell us what they’d be interested in hearing or talking about. We’d also like some help choosing some data issues or particular open datasets to cover.