Data Visualization with Sherman Wood and Chad Lumley

Data visualization is the presentation of data in a way that emphasizes certain qualities about that data.

Data visualization can be used to prove a specific point, or it can be used as a depiction of a data set to be explored. Data visualization is used in consumer software products as well as backend engineering systems such as logging data.

As tools for data visualization have improved, data applications can consume more data at a faster pace. Browsers and mobile phones have improved, giving us the power to render high fidelity, complex visualizations in near-real time.

Sherman Wood and Chad Lumley are engineers working on Jaspersoft, an embedded analytics tool from TIBCO. Embedded analytics is a type of software that allows for the creation of data visualizations inside of an application. Sherman and Chad join the show to discuss techniques for data visualization and how the field has evolved. See the demo application here. 

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