Class: Data Visualization

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Date(s) - 12/02/2016 - 12/03/2016
All Day


The course Data Visualization, taught by Dr. Kieran Healy, will run from December 2-3in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This two-day seminar provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. We will begin with an overview of some basic principles. We will focus not just on the aesthetic aspects of good plots, but on how their effectiveness is rooted in the way we perceive properties like length, absolute and relative size, orientation, shape, and color. Students will learn how to produce and refine plots using ggplot, a powerful, versatile, and widely-used visualization library for R. It implements a “grammar of graphics” that gives us a coherent way to produce visualizations by expressing relationships between the attributes of data and their graphical representation.

The effective use of graphs and charts is an important way to explore data for yourself and to communicate your ideas and results to others. Being able to produce effective plots from data is also the best way to develop an eye for reading and understanding visualizations made by others, whether presented in academia, business, policy, or the media.

The fee of $995 includes all course materials. The early registration fee of $895 is available until November 2.

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