At Polychart we are passionate about visualizing data. This blog features product news, articles, as well as our own analyses and visualizations of datasets we find interesting.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Interview with DataRemixed

Polychart co-founder Lisa Zhang spent some time talking to Ben Jones from DataRemixed, who produced a podcast of the conversation. Here's what Ben says about the beta:
  1. Very impressive, and fun to explore my own data sets right in the browser
  2. 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.)
  3. 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)
  4. 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!

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