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Review: 4 supercool JavaScript tools for data visualization

Free, open source D3, InfoViz, Processing.js, and Recline.js bring dynamic, interactive — and jaw-dropping — data-driven graphics to the Web browser By Rick Grehan Read more at infoworld: Advertisements

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Spark: 218: Big Data, Small Data, Datification, Corellation versus Causation, Stock Market Trading, Health Informatics, Open Knowledge

This week on Spark – “Big Data” is a huge buzzword right now. But how do you explain this technological trend in a way that actually makes sense, or matters? We take a look at collecting, storing, and processing massive … Continue reading

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Statistics, Dynamite, Hair Removal Cream

Lebanon, NH Charlie Wheelan, senior lecturer and policy fellow at Dartmouth’s Rockefeller Center and author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, spoke at Dartmouth-Hitchcock on April 5, about the “marriage of statistics and data” and how powerful … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Water & Environment Hub

We recently learned about this Canadian model for aggregating environmental data: The Water and Environmental Hub (WEHUB) project is a cloud-based, open source web platform that’s making it easier for individuals and organizations to find, access, and share water and … Continue reading

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The Boston Indicators Project: Measuring What We Value

The Boston Indicators Project’s website is organized by 10 primary Sectors and 6 Cross-Cutting Topics. It includes 70 broad goals, 150 detailed indicators and roughly 350 affiliated measures designed to highlight conditions and trends in Boston, its neighborhoods and region … Continue reading

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Social Sector Measurement: Down But Not Out

This blog originally appeared on the Standford Social Innovation Review website. For those pining to see a revolution in how social sector organizations view and use measurement, two reports were launched towards the end of last year with good insight … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Should Share Their Data, Too

Tech President’s David Eaves recently posted this challenge to the nonprofit sector. Whenever I’m at a hackathon — or any discussion about open data, really — I’m always disappointed to see that there are few people there from the non-profit … Continue reading

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