Plot.ly is a new site that allows for web-based plotting of graphs. The site allows a user to upload data, create a number of plots, and even write python code to generate custom graphs. Then the site has numerous export options for the graphs as well as options for sharing the graph via socia networks.
Below is an example graph via a sharable image link.
I have not had a lot of time to play around with the site, but it looks very impressive. I think there are a lot of possibilities for Plot.ly. First, I could see it used for data analysis in the cloud. Also, I could see it used for sharing plots between researchers or for publishing extra graphs to go along with publications.
Can you think of some other uses for Plot.ly?
- Data Visualization
- Interactive Design
- Web Development
The book is in early release and all the sections are available. You are also welcome to comment on any part of the book to help make it better.
Thanks to Ed for leaving the comment yesterday. I have reposted the comment here because I thought it was so good.
Looks like Coursera added a new data science course entitled “Web Intelligence and Big Data” while nobody was looking! Plus, it starts at the end of the month, for those who can’t wait until the UW Intro to Data Science course to be scheduled.
Here is a link to the Coursera Web Intelligence and Big Data Course. The course is looking to focus on map-reduce and parallel programming applied to data problems.