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Visual Communication: Data Visualization

Using visual communication in scholarly work.

What is Data Visualization?

"Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format. It enables decision makers to see analytics presented visually, so they can grasp difficult concepts or identify new patterns. With interactive visualization, you can take the concept a step further by using technology to drill down into charts and graphs for more detail, interactively changing what data you see and how it’s processed." - SAS

Visualization from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab missions past, present, future, and proposed.

Image of NASA Jet Propulsion Lab missions over time

Tools for Visualizing Data


"R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics."  - R Project

Data Visualization Tips


"Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics." - Python



"D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data." - D3.js