Beautiful Data

Beautiful Data
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  • eBook:
    Beautiful dаta: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions
  • Author:
    Toby Segaran, Jeff Hammerbacher
  • Edition:
    1 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    July 31, 2009
  • ISBN:
    0596157118
  • ISBN-13:
    9780596157111
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    386 pages
  • Format:
    PDF

Book Description
In this insightful book, you'll learn from the best data practitioners in the field just how wide-ranging -- and beautiful -- working with data can be. Join 39 contributors as they explain how they developed simple and elegant solutions on projects ranging from the Mars lander to a Radiohead video.

With Beautiful Data, you will:
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges involved in working with the vast number of datasets made available by the Web
  • Learn how to visualize trends in urban crime, using maps and data mashups
  • Discover the challenges of designing a data processing system that works within the constraints of space travel
  • Learn how crowdsourcing and transparency have combined to advance the state of drug research
  • Understand how new data can automatically trigger alerts when it matches or overlaps pre-existing data
  • Learn about the massive infrastructure required to create, capture, and process DNA data

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