Data Visualization

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Data visualization seems to be increasingly important as we present complex, large data sets to sponsors.  Instead of providing reports and table-after-table or graph-after-graph of data, how can we better leverage visualization tools to make data easier to interpret and help us find interesting connections between variables?

This is a very difficult question to answer, but a recent resource I found points to a lot of interesting (and sometimes inspiring) examples of data visualization: Information is Beautiful.

Have you ever thought about moving to a different country, and you're curious how it compares to the United States as it relates to cost of living, health care or other variables?  Check out this visualization by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Are you curious about health supplements, and what might be a good supplement to help your cardiovascular system? Check out this visualization, covering many different supplements and how they can help you stay healthy.

If you ever wanted to know how States differ in terms of Healthcare, this interactive visualization has you covered.

Does anyone have interesting examples of PSU data visualized in a unique way?  This is something we periodically discuss in the IR Interest Group, but we don't know of many people implementing visualization around PSU in an IR capacity.

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thanks for posting this, Bart. As you know, I love this kind of stuff!!

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