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Data Visualization

Use this guide to learn basics of data visualization.

What is data visualization

Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. Tableau, "Data visualization beginner's guide: a definition, examples, and learning resources"

In the video below, David McCandless, a British data-journalist, turns complex data sets, like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates, into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections.