Beautiful Data by Segaran Toby, Hammerbacher Jeff (eds.)

By Segaran Toby, Hammerbacher Jeff (eds.)

During this insightful booklet, youll examine from the simplest facts practitioners within the box simply how wide-ranging -- and lovely -- operating with facts will be. subscribe to 39 individuals as they clarify how they built basic and chic recommendations on tasks starting from the Mars lander to a Radiohead video. With attractive info, you are going to: discover the possibilities and demanding situations interested by operating with the huge variety of datasets made to be had by means of the net how one can visualize developments in city crime, utilizing maps and information mashups observe the demanding situations of designing a knowledge processing method that works in the constraints of area trip find out how crowdsourcing and transparency have mixed to strengthen the country of drug examine know the way new facts can instantly set off signals whilst it suits or overlaps pre-existing info find out about the large infrastructure required to create, seize, and approach DNA information Thats in basic terms small pattern of what youll locate in appealing info. For someone who handles facts, it is a really interesting booklet.

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YFD places motivation front and center. ) It is also worth noting that each tracker’s page shows what has happened most recently at the top. This serves a few purposes. First, it will update whenever the user tweets a data point, so that the user can see his status whenever he logs in to YFD. Second, we do not want to stray too far from the feel of Twitter, again to reinforce working YFD tweets into SEEING YOUR LIFE IN DATA 13 the Twitter routine. Finally, the design choice largely came out of the experience with PEIR.

The survey starts with only three questions. ) 24 CHAPTER TWO F I G U R E 2 - 4 . The survey may expand to up to six questions depending on user input. ) For our project, the readers, in effect, built the survey as they answered each question. We used a very simple piece of JavaScript code to make sure each new question was conditional upon an answer to previous questions. The idea for this solution came from another website we were working on at the time. In that project—a portfolio site for a designer— we used JavaScript to hide and reveal details about different projects, making it possible to take in all of the designer’s work at a glance and then dive deeper into areas of interest, all THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 25 without leaving the home page.

Like many things in life, it’s almost never a straightforward matter of pointing an antenna on the roof at the spacecraft and pressing the “Push To Talk” button. Commands or data to be uplinked must first pass through a review, and perhaps even some simulations, to make sure that everything is correct. Then, the commands and data are passed to mission controllers who will schedule when the uplink occurs (or is “radiated,” in space-speak). And finally, it goes into NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) communications system and gets radiated out into space.

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