- Very impressive, and fun to explore my own data sets right in the browser
- It’s still quite “beta”, meaning there are a number of things I expected to be able to do, but wasn’t able to figure out (like displaying the x-axis date range values, embedding, etc.)
- It’s not quite comparable to other more feature-rich data visualization suites like Tableau (why? calculated fields, table calcs, parameters, background images, quick filters, tooltips, etc. etc. make Tableau much more functional)
- Polychart seems to have a home in the dataviz space – I can see using Polychart to share data online with others in a way that allows them to explore the data themselves
Here’s a screen shot of a visualization Ben created from web browser statistics from December 2008 until March 2012:
Thank you Ben for putting up this podcast and sharing this chart!