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The money you spend, how much you exercise, the time you waste, and the personal information you enter are all data. In addition to the data that you yourself produce, it’s also generated by the environment, sports, government, entertainment, and plenty of other interesting fields.
Making Sense of It All
We can use this data to understand more about ourselves and our surroundings as well as drive change. With this in mind, how can we help people realize the importance of the data around them? How can we use statistics to find meaning in our data? How can we provide and visualize this information to motivate action?
FlowingData explores these questions and highlights how statisticians, computer scientists, designers, and others are finding answers.
Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is an alternative to proprietary software tools in the same domain.