Raw: advanced data visualization via cut and paste

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)
Derrick Harris, gigaom.com

There’s a new web tool called Raw that makes it real­ly easy to do some advanced visu­al­iza­tions on data in just a few min­utes. (Hat tip to Nathan Yau of Flow­ing­Da­ta for point­ing it out.) The way it works is pret­ty sim­ple: You paste data…


The cancer social network

New algorithm maps cancer cells like nodes on a social network
Derrick Harris, gigaom.com

Often times, the best way to to get a sense of your data is to look at it. A bunch of of num­bers or words might not mean any­thing sit­ting with­in a table, but they start to make a lot more sense when they’re turned into a chart. In fields like…

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How to hire a data scientist

How to hire data scientists and get hired as one
Derrick Harris, gigaom.com

As you might have heard before if you read McK­in­sey reports, the New York Times or just about any tech­nol­o­gy news site, data sci­en­tists are in high demand. Heck, the Har­vard Busi­ness Review called it the sex­i­est job of the 21st cen­tu­r…