Be ‘Responsive’ to a Point

By default Oracle Analytics data visualization projects are responsive by default and this is great so authors generally don’t have to worry about device, device size, or screen resolution. Right? Above is an example of some to the beautiful screenshot I see on social media showing off an authors work, but this sort of layoutContinue reading “Be ‘Responsive’ to a Point”

Compare Data Without Cluttering Your Data Visualizations

By Raveesh Kumar How many times have you thought – when you view a data visualization you should be able to see and compare related data points, without actually adding those related data points to the visualization. You do not want to clutter your already expansive bar graph with additional bars – right? For example,Continue reading “Compare Data Without Cluttering Your Data Visualizations”

Viz of the Day (aka Month) – Pie Chart

So I had a lofty goal to do this every day, but building product got in the way so I took a long break.  As a result I will call this one Viz of the Month.  This time I picked the Pie Chart (includes donut 🍩) because it is controversial in the data world.  MostContinue reading “Viz of the Day (aka Month) – Pie Chart”

Viz of the Day – Tag Cloud

Tag Cloud (aka Word Cloud) is a fun way to represent text or dimensional data.  The size (font) or color of the data helps to easily visualize data.  In the above example Tables are selling a lot but with high Shipping Cost.  While at the same time Copiers and Fax (yes very old sample dataContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Tag Cloud”

Viz of the Day – Boxplot

Boxplot is considered an exploratory chart that lays out data into quartiles with minimum and maximum values shown at the ends of “whiskers”.  The whiskers are an indication of the variability of the data.  Longer the whiskers the more variable the data.  In the chart above, and with all categories on the x-axis, there is aContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Boxplot”

Viz of the Day – Good Old Bar Chart

This is basically the king of charts because it covers so many data data visualization needs.  I will cover the basics and include vertical and horizontal but let’s leave stacked out of this summary.   Bar is best when comparing various categories of data; one axis of the chart shows the categories being compared whileContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Good Old Bar Chart”

Viz of the Day – Correlation Matrix

Correlation Matrix is a great way to show simple relationships between various metrics.  It is very easy to use because all you need is a set of 2 or more metrics to make it useful.  With this sample data we can easily see that Shipping Cost has a fairly strong negative correlation on Quantity OrderedContinue reading “Viz of the Day – Correlation Matrix”

My Favorite New Visualization

In the latest release of OAC the team added a bunch of new visualizations and one of them has quickly become my favorite.  It’s the correlation matrix! This is my favorite because of the simplicity of it.  Turns out I love visualizations that need no explanation!  You just add a bunch of numbers to the visualizationContinue reading “My Favorite New Visualization”

Turns Out It’s Been Done Before

I stumbled on this while looking up some old docs and thought it would be great post.  Really this is a lesson learned. Almost 2 years ago we set out to do a project with some big data on mobile.  We were feeling really smart, and started with a large data set from twitter aboutContinue reading “Turns Out It’s Been Done Before”