Category Archives: Statistics

Looking at Data

[This is a page of links for a 30 minute session on Data that I'm doing tomorrow.]

Data Trends: Structured, Visual, Interactive

Data and Tools

Your Own Statistics

  • Flickr Stats — If you have a Flickr Pro account and turn on statistics recording, you can explore your Flickr Stats in many ways.
  • Boatwright Library at a Glance — Visual presentation of statistics
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art — Visual data widgets provide access to a wide variety of counts and statistics, with the ability to drill down and get more detail, select by department, follow by feed and much more. This site is built on Drupal and has been released as the open source museum-dashboard
  • Google Spreadsheet Gadgets — Google makes it easy to create data gadgets in different formats, and offers more powerful tools through Google Code

Sample Motion Chart from Google Spreadsheets

Create A Graph

The NCES Kids’ Zone website has a simple but powerful tool called Create A Graph that makes it easy to create makes several different kinds of graphs and charts, with lots of options for effects, colors and file formats including PDF, JPG, SVG and more. There are several samples here to play around with so that you can see how different the same data looks presented in different formats. You enter your data in a simple web form, choose a design, preview, save and download. You don’t need to register to use the site, and if you bookmark or e-mail yourself a link to your graph, you can come back and edit it any time within the next 30 days.

As part of Kids’ Zone, this tool is aimed at students, but it’s a handy tool for anyone who needs to make a chart or graph with a small set of data. (If only it could import delimited data from Excel and other sources!)

Create A Graph

Create A Graph Screenshot
Create A Graph Screenshot

Sample Pie Chart
Sample Pie Chart

Sample Graph
Sample Graph