Purdue University researchers have developed a new way to track the effectiveness of online learning programs, speeches and businesses, and determine if anyone really cares enough to download the material.
Data visualizations are an easy-to-use, essential tool for understanding and communicating the complex stories that data and analytics can tell. Creating multiple visualizations allows a developer to explore the data and learn some of the interesting ideas, patterns, and surprises it contains.
The project, called “Philosopher’s Web,” shows us an impressively dense collection of names—hundreds of names—held together by what look like the bendy filaments in a fiber-optic cable. Each blue dot represents a philosopher, the thin gray lines between the dots represent lines of influence.
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