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Tools for Visualizing Data
“Nesstar is a software system for publishing data on the Web. Our tools enable you to: Find, browse, visualize and analyze data online, Publish different kinds of data, from survey data to multidimensional tables, Create an effective knowledge system for evidence based decision making.”
“OpenRefine (previously Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.”
A free tool for visualizing data in a wide variety of design options.
"R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics." - R Project
Tabula is a tool for liberating data tables locked inside PDF files.
"ParseHub gives you full control over how you select, structure and modify elements, so you don’t have to hunt through your browser’s web inspector. You will never have to write a web scraper again; and can use ParseHub to handle interactive maps, infinite scrolling, authentication, dropdowns, form and more with ease"
"An open source and collaborative framework for extracting the data you need from websites."
"Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics." - Python
Text Analysis Tools
Word cloud made from the Centrenet web page with Voyant Tools.
Search for trends in text in the HathiTrust collection.
Google Ngram Viewer
Search for trends in text in the Google Books collection.
Discover research tools for studying text.
TIME Magazine Corpus
The TIME corpus is based on 100 million words of text in about 275,000 articles from TIME magazine from 1923-2006, and it serves as a great resource to examine changes in American English during this time.
Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts.
Data Driven Documents
The Feynman Algorithm
(as proposed by Murray Gell-Mann) :
- Write down the problem.
- Think real hard.
- Write down the solution.
For the rest of us. . .
Unpacking Data (PDF to Google Sheets)