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Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

October 23, 2014

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

Persuasive and engaging, digital visualizations are opening up new frontiers of understanding and sharing information, as well as creating new risks.

New Tool Makes Cancer Analysis More Accessible

October 10, 2014
The Harvard Crimson - By RAGHU DHARA, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
A team of Harvard researchers and their colleagues have developed a new software platform that makes it easier for scientists to understand and analyze the many forms of cancer.

Called StratomeX, the software can be used to visualize patterns in cancer-related bioinformatics data in a more lucid and less technical manner.

The need for speed

July 22, 2014
The need for speed

WHAT WILL HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING MEAN FOR YOU?

What's behind a #1 ranking?

January 31, 2014
What's behind a #1 ranking?
January 31, 2014

Behind every “Top 100” list is a generous sprinkling of personal bias and subjective decisions. Lacking the tools to calculate how factors like median home prices and crime rates actually affect the “best places to live,” the public must take experts’ analysis at face value.

What makes a data visualization memorable?

October 16, 2013
What makes a data visualization memorable?

COMPUTER SCIENTISTS AT HARVARD AND COGNITIVE SCIENTISTS AT MIT TEAM UP TO SETTLE A DEBATE OVER "CHART JUNK"