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SPSS – Frequencies, Counts and Percents

Posted on 16 Oct 2013 in Data Visualization, SPSS | 0 comments

Counts and percents are wonderful statistics because they are easy to explain and quickly grasped.  We at SecondPrism , use counts to answer the most basic questions when we deal with data coming from files – spss and excel. Questions like – ‘How many people were Male who liked this product ?’ use frequencies to get […]

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Chart of the week – Why the markets are crazy!

Posted on 09 Oct 2013 in Chart of the Week | 0 comments

Twitter (TWTR), Tweeter (TWTRQ), what’s the difference. Just buy, buy, buy.        

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Who found the tag cloud (word cloud) ?

Posted on 08 Oct 2013 in Chart of the Week, Data Visualization, Information | 0 comments

Tag clouds (also known as “word clouds”) are visually aggregated summaries of large bodies of textual data.  Their purpose is to take a selection of text or humanly created tags and visually display the frequency of the most commonly used words within that document or collection.  These are useful for qualitative analysis by highlighting major […]

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Is this map the oldest data visualization artifact in history ?

Posted on 07 Oct 2013 in Chart of the Week, Data Visualization | 0 comments

After acquiring food, human’s next priority was to improve his communication. Drawing herds of deers, predators and maps enabled us to memorize or pass on our memory of food acquistion strategies.The human activity of graphically translating one’s perception of his world is now generally recognized as a universally acquired skill and one that pre-dates virtually […]

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