Presenting data in a visual way can help others to better undertstand its meaning. You can make a visualization that is as simple as a pie chart or a timeline, or you can use programming languages to create something multivariate, complex, and interactive. This guide provides links to resources that can help you to create your own visualization.
Data Visualization takes many forms far from the classic graphs and charts. See sine historical examples below.
Look magazine, 1938
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A word cloud is one example of a data visualization. This word cloud was made using Wordle and the O'Neill Library's RSS Feed on November 30, 2011.
This LibGuide was developed by Amanda Tarbet, Science Librarian Intern,
and Enid Karr, Librarian for Biology and Earth & Environmental Science, Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian
Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian
Enid Karr, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science Lilbrarian
Science Interns: Amanda Tarbet, Xiaoyan Song