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Pro Data Visualization Using R and JavaScript

Pro Data Visualization Using R and JavaScript Author Tom Barker
ISBN-10 9781430258063
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 216
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Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript makes the R language approachable, and promotes the idea of data gathering and analysis. You'll see how to use R to interrogate and analyze your data, and then use the D3 JavaScript library to format and display that data in an elegant, informative, and interactive way. You will learn how to gather data effectively, and also how to understand the philosophy and implementation of each type of chart, so as to be able to represent the results visually. With the popularity of the R language, the art and practice of creating data visualizations is no longer the preserve of mathematicians, statisticians, or cartographers. As technology leaders, we can gather metrics around what we do and use data visualizations to communicate that information. Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript combines the power of the R language with the simplicity and familiarity of JavaScript to display clear and informative data visualizations. Gathering and analyzing empirical data is the key to truly understanding anything. We can track operational metrics to quantify the health of our products in production. We can track quality metrics of our projects, and even use our data to identify bad code. Visualizing this data allows anyone to read our analysis and easily get a deep understanding of the story the data tells. What you’ll learn A rich understanding of how to gather, and analyze empirical data How to tell a story with data using data visualizations What types of data visualizations are best to use for the story that you want to tell with your data A comprehensive introduction to the R language, covering all the essentials Exploration of how to construct interactive data visualizations using JavaScript and JavaScript libraries Who this book is for Developers at all levels interested in data visualization, beginning to intermediate engineering managers, statisticians, mathematicians, economists and any others interested in data visualization. Table of Contents Techniques for Data Visualization The R Language A Deeper Dive into R Data Visualization with D3 Visualizing Spatial Information from Access Logs (Data Maps) Visualizing Defects over Time (Time Series) Bar Charts Correlation Analysis with Team Dynamics (Scatterplot and Bubble Chart) Balancing Delivery with Quality (Parallel Coordinates Chart)

Pro JavaScript Performance

Pro JavaScript Performance Author Tom Barker
ISBN-10 9781430247500
Release 2012-12-30
Pages 220
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Performance is a hugely important area of web development. If your site runs slowly, users are going to leave, and the problem only grows as your site gets more popular. Pro JavaScript Performance gives you the tools you need to keep your sites smooth and responsive no matter how many users you have. Best practices are changing or becoming redefined continually because of changes and optimizations at the interpreter level, and differences in system configuration, and network speeds. This is exacerbated by the quickened release schedule that most browsers have adopted. Just as important as following best practices is the ability to measure your own performance, so that you can adjust as times change, and so that you can note the subtle nuances in your own code and define your own best practices by your own observations. This book gives you the tools to observe and track the performance of your web applications over time from multiple perspectives, so that you are always aware of, and can fix, all aspects of your performance.

Data Visualisation with R

Data Visualisation with R Author Thomas Rahlf
ISBN-10 9783319497518
Release 2017-02-18
Pages 417
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This book introduces readers to the fundamentals of creating presentation graphics using R, based on 100 detailed and complete scripts. It shows how bar and column charts, population pyramids, Lorenz curves, box plots, scatter plots, time series, radial polygons, Gantt charts, heat maps, bump charts, mosaic and balloon charts, and a series of different thematic map types can be created using R’s Base Graphics System. Every example uses real data and includes step-by-step explanations of the figures and their programming. The open source software R is an established standard and a powerful tool for various visualizing applications, integrating nearly all technologies relevant for data visualization. The basic software, enhanced by more than 7000 extension packs currently freely available, is intensively used by organizations including Google, Facebook and the CIA. The book serves as a comprehensive reference guide to a broad variety of applications in various fields. This book is intended for all kinds of R users, ranging from experts, for whom especially the example codes are particularly useful, to beginners, who will find the finished graphics most helpful in learning what R can actually deliver.

Nature Inspired Computation and Machine Learning

Nature Inspired Computation and Machine Learning Author Alexander Gelbukh
ISBN-10 9783319136509
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 522
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The two-volume set LNAI 8856 and LNAI 8857 constitutes the proceedings of the 13th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2014, held in Tuxtla, Mexico, in November 2014. The total of 87 papers plus 1 invited talk presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 348 submissions. The first volume deals with advances in human-inspired computing and its applications. It contains 44 papers structured into seven sections: natural language processing, natural language processing applications, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, and social network applications, computer vision, image processing, logic, reasoning, and multi-agent systems, and intelligent tutoring systems. The second volume deals with advances in nature-inspired computation and machine learning and contains also 44 papers structured into eight sections: genetic and evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, machine learning, machine learning applications to audio and text, data mining, fuzzy logic, robotics, planning, and scheduling, and biomedical applications.

Security Data Visualization

Security Data Visualization Author Greg Conti
ISBN-10 9781593271435
Release 2007
Pages 272
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An introduction to a range of cyber security issues explains how to utilize graphical approaches to displaying and understanding computer security data, such as network traffic, server logs, and executable files, offering guidelines for identifying a network attack, how to assess a system for vulnerabilities with Afterglow and RUMINT visualization software, and how to protect a system from additional attacks. Original. (Intermediate)

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5 CSS3 and JavaScript

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5  CSS3  and JavaScript Author Joe Lewis
ISBN-10 9781430237907
Release 2012-09-05
Pages 296
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Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript shows the entire process of building a website. This process involves much more than just technical knowledge, and this book provides all the information you'll need to understand the concepts behind designing and developing for the Web, as well as the best means to deliver professional results based on best practices. Of course, there is far more to building a successful website than knowing a little Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The process starts long before any coding takes place, and this book introduces you to the agile development process, explaining why this method makes so much sense for web projects and how best to implement it. We also make sure you're up to date by using the latest HTML5 features. Planning is vital, so you'll also learn to use techniques such as brainstorming, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to get your project off to the best possible start and help ensure smooth progress as it develops. An understanding of correct, semantic markup is essential for any web professional; this book explains how HTML5 should be used to structure content so that the markup adheres to current web standards. You'll learn about the wide range of HTML5 elements available to you, and you'll learn how and when to use them through building example web pages. Without creative use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), websites would all look largely the same. CSS enables you to set your website apart from the rest, while maintaining the integrity of your markup. We'll showcase the new features of CSS3 and how you can use them. You'll learn how CSS3 works and how to apply styles to your pages, allowing you to realize your design ideas in the browser. JavaScript can be used to make your website easier and more interesting to use. This book provides information on appropriate uses of this technology and introduces the concepts of JavaScript programming. You'll also see how JavaScript works as part of the much-hyped technique Ajax, and in turn, where Ajax fits into the wider Web 2.0 picture. While a website is being built, it needs to be tested across multiple browsers and platforms to ensure that the site works for all users, regardless of ability or disability, and this book explains how best to accomplish these tasks. Then, it discusses the process of launching and maintaining the site so that it will continue to work for all its users throughout its life cycle. Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript concludes by covering server-side technologies, acting as a guide to the different options available. With insights from renowned experts such as Jason Fried of 37signals, Daniel Burka of Digg and Pownce, and Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, Foundation Website Creation with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript provides invaluable information applicable to every web project—regardless of size, scope, or budget.

Data Visualization with JavaScript

Data Visualization with JavaScript Author Stephen A. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781593276058
Release 2015-03-23
Pages 384
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You've got data to communicate. But what kind of visualization do you choose, how do you build it, and how do you ensure that it's up to the demands of the Web? In Data Visualization with JavaScript, you'll learn how to use JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to build the most practical visualizations for your data. Step-by-step examples walk you through creating, integrating, and debugging different types of visualizations and will have you building basic visualizations, like bar, line, and scatter graphs, in no time. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics, including how to: Create tree maps, heat maps, network graphs, word clouds, and timelines Map geographic data, and build sparklines and composite charts Add interactivity and retrieve data with AJAX Manage data in the browser and build data-driven web applications Harness the power of the Flotr2, Flot, Chronoline.js, D3.js, Underscore.js, and Backbone.js libraries If you already know your way around building a web page but aren't quite sure how to build a good visualization, Data Visualization with JavaScript will help you get your feet wet without throwing you into the deep end. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating simple, powerful data visualizations.

Data Visualization with d3 js

Data Visualization with d3 js Author Swizec Teller
ISBN-10 9781782160014
Release 2013-10-25
Pages 194
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This book is a mini tutorial with plenty of code examples and strategies to give you many options when building your own visualizations.This book is ideal for anyone interested in data visualization. Some rudimentary knowledge of JavaScript is required.


Lattice Author Deepayan Sarkar
ISBN-10 0387759697
Release 2008-02-15
Pages 268
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Written by the author of the lattice system, this book describes lattice in considerable depth, beginning with the essentials and systematically delving into specific low levels details as necessary. No prior experience with lattice is required to read the book, although basic familiarity with R is assumed. The book contains close to 150 figures produced with lattice. Many of the examples emphasize principles of good graphical design; almost all use real data sets that are publicly available in various R packages. All code and figures in the book are also available online, along with supplementary material covering more advanced topics.

R Packages

R Packages Author Hadley Wickham
ISBN-10 9781491910542
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 202
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Turn your R code into packages that others can easily download and use. This practical book shows you how to bundle reusable R functions, sample data, and documentation together by applying author Hadley Wickham’s package development philosophy. In the process, you’ll work with devtools, roxygen, and testthat, a set of R packages that automate common development tasks. Devtools encapsulates best practices that Hadley has learned from years of working with this programming language. Ideal for developers, data scientists, and programmers with various backgrounds, this book starts you with the basics and shows you how to improve your package writing over time. You’ll learn to focus on what you want your package to do, rather than think about package structure. Learn about the most useful components of an R package, including vignettes and unit tests Automate anything you can, taking advantage of the years of development experience embodied in devtools Get tips on good style, such as organizing functions into files Streamline your development process with devtools Learn the best way to submit your package to the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) Learn from a well-respected member of the R community who created 30 R packages, including ggplot2, dplyr, and tidyr

The Art of R Programming

The Art of R Programming Author Norman Matloff
ISBN-10 9781593273842
Release 2011
Pages 400
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A guide to software development using the R programming language covers such topics as closures, recursion, anonymous functions, and debugging techniques.

Pro Tableau

Pro Tableau Author Seema Acharya
ISBN-10 9781484223529
Release 2016-12-23
Pages 845
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Leverage the power of visualization in business intelligence and data science to make quicker and better decisions. Use statistics and data mining to make compelling and interactive dashboards. This book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to being a visualization expert. Pro Tableau demonstrates the power of visual analytics and teaches you how to: Connect to various data sources such as spreadsheets, text files, relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, etc.), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), R data files, etc. Write your own custom SQL, etc. Perform statistical analysis in Tableau using R Use a multitude of charts (pie, bar, stacked bar, line, scatter plots, dual axis, histograms, heat maps, tree maps, highlight tables, box and whisker, etc.) What you’ll learn Connect to various data sources such as relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL), non-relational databases (NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra), write your own custom SQL, join and blend data sources, etc. Leverage table calculations (moving average, year over year growth, LOD (Level of Detail), etc. Integrate Tableau with R Tell a compelling story with data by creating highly interactive dashboards Who this book is for All levels of IT professionals, from executives responsible for determining IT strategies to systems administrators, to data analysts, to decision makers responsible for driving strategic initiatives, etc. The book will help those familiar with Tableau software chart their journey to a visualization expert.

Data Visualization with D3 4 x Cookbook

Data Visualization with D3 4 x Cookbook Author Nick Zhu
ISBN-10 9781786469960
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 370
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Discover over 65 recipes to help you create breathtaking data visualizations using the latest features of D3 About This Book Learn about D3 4.0 from the inside out and master its new features Utilize D3 packages to generate graphs, manipulate data, and create beautiful presentations Solve real-world visualization problems with the help of practical recipes Who This Book Is For If you are a developer familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and you wish to get the most out of D3, then this book is for you. This book can serve as a desktop quick-reference guide for experienced data visualization developers. You'll also find this book useful if you're a D3 user who wants to take advantage of the new features introduced in D3 4.0. You should have previous experience with D3. What You Will Learn Get a solid understanding of the D3 fundamentals and idioms Use D3 to load, manipulate, and map data to any kind of visual representation on the web Create data-driven dynamic visualizations that update as the data does Leverage the various modules provided by D3 to create sophisticated, dynamic, and interactive charts and graphics Create data-driven transitions and animations within your visualizations Understand and leverage more advanced concepts such as force, touch, and Geo data visualizations In Detail This book gives you all the guidance you need to start creating modern data visualizations with D3 4.x that take advantage of the latest capabilities of JavaScript. The book starts with the basic D3 structure and building blocks and quickly moves on to writing idiomatic D3-style JavaScript code. You will learn how to work with selection to target certain visual elements on the page, then you will see techniques to represent data both in programming constructs and its visual metaphor. You will learn how map values in your data domain to the visual domain using scales, and use the various shape functions supported by D3 to create SVG shapes in visualizations. Moving on, you'll see how to use and customize various D3 axes and master transition to add bells and whistles to otherwise dry visualizations. You'll also learn to work with charts, hierarchy, graphs, and build interactive visualizations. Next you'll work with Force, which is one of the most awe-inspiring techniques you can add to your visualizations, and you'll implement a fully functional Choropleth map (a special purpose colored map) in D3. Finally, you'll learn to unit test data visualization code and test-driven development in a visualization project so you know how to produce high-quality D3 code. Style and approach This step-by-step guide to mastering data visualizations with D3 will help you create amazing data visualizations with professional efficiency and precision. It is a solution-based guide in which you learn through practical recipes, illustrations, and code samples.

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web Author Scott Murray
ISBN-10 9781491921319
Release 2017-08-03
Pages 474
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Create and publish your own interactive data visualization projects on the web—even if you have little or no experience with data visualization or web development. It’s inspiring and fun with this friendly, accessible, and practical hands-on introduction. This fully updated and expanded second edition takes you through the fundamental concepts and methods of D3, the most powerful JavaScript library for expressing data visually in a web browser. Ideal for designers with no coding experience, reporters exploring data journalism, and anyone who wants to visualize and share data, this step-by-step guide will also help you expand your web programming skills by teaching you the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SVG. Learn D3 4.x—the latest D3 version—with downloadable code and over 140 examples Create bar charts, scatter plots, pie charts, stacked bar charts, and force-directed graphs Use smooth, animated transitions to show changes in your data Introduce interactivity to help users explore your data Create custom geographic maps with panning, zooming, labels, and tooltips Walk through the creation of a complete visualization project, from start to finish Explore inspiring case studies with nine accomplished designers talking about their D3-based projects

Practical D3 js

Practical D3 js Author Tarek Amr
ISBN-10 9781484219287
Release 2016-07-04
Pages 167
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Your indispensable guide to mastering the efficient use of D3.js in professional-standard data visualization projects. You will learn what data visualization is, how to work with it, and how to think like a D3.js expert, both practically and theoretically. Practical D3.js does not just show you how to use D3.js, it teaches you how to think like a data scientist and work with the data in the real world. In Part One, you will learn about theories behind data visualization. In Part Two, you will learn how to use D3.js to create the best charts and layouts. Uniquely, this book intertwines the technical details of D3.js with practical topics such as data journalism and the use of open government data. Written by leading data scientists Tarek Amr and Rayna Stamboliyska, this book is your guide to using D3.js in the real world – add it to your library today. You Will Learn: How to think like a data scientist and present data in the best way What structure and design strategies you can use for compelling data visualization How to use data binding, animations and events, scales, and color pickers How to use shapes, path generators, arcs and polygons Who This Book is For: This book is for anyone who wants to learn to master the use of D3.js in a practical manner, while still learning the important theoretical aspects needed to enable them to work with their data in the best possible way.

Learning Highcharts 4

Learning Highcharts 4 Author Joe Kuan
ISBN-10 9781783287468
Release 2015-01-23
Pages 478
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The book is aimed at all levels of readers. Beginners can learn the basic configurations and step-by-step approaches in creating charts or Highcharts cloud. For intermediate and advanced readers, the book explores the APIs, events, server-side operations and plugins.

R Data Science Essentials

R Data Science Essentials Author Raja B. Koushik
ISBN-10 9781785286360
Release 2016-01-13
Pages 154
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Learn the essence of data science and visualization using R in no time at all About This Book Become a pro at making stunning visualizations and dashboards quickly and without hassle For better decision making in business, apply the R programming language with the help of useful statistical techniques. From seasoned authors comes a book that offers you a plethora of fast-paced techniques to detect and analyze data patterns Who This Book Is For If you are an aspiring data scientist or analyst who has a basic understanding of data science and has basic hands-on experience in R or any other analytics tool, then R Data Science Essentials is the book for you. What You Will Learn Perform data preprocessing and basic operations on data Implement visual and non-visual implementation data exploration techniques Mine patterns from data using affinity and sequential analysis Use different clustering algorithms and visualize them Implement logistic and linear regression and find out how to evaluate and improve the performance of an algorithm Extract patterns through visualization and build a forecasting algorithm Build a recommendation engine using different collaborative filtering algorithms Make a stunning visualization and dashboard using ggplot and R shiny In Detail With organizations increasingly embedding data science across their enterprise and with management becoming more data-driven it is an urgent requirement for analysts and managers to understand the key concept of data science. The data science concepts discussed in this book will help you make key decisions and solve the complex problems you will inevitably face in this new world. R Data Science Essentials will introduce you to various important concepts in the field of data science using R. We start by reading data from multiple sources, then move on to processing the data, extracting hidden patterns, building predictive and forecasting models, building a recommendation engine, and communicating to the user through stunning visualizations and dashboards. By the end of this book, you will have an understanding of some very important techniques in data science, be able to implement them using R, understand and interpret the outcomes, and know how they helps businesses make a decision. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide contains hands-on examples of the concepts of data science using R.