Handbook of Data Visualization

Handbook of Data Visualization
Visualizing the data is an essential part of any data analysis. Modern computing developments have led to big improvements in graphic capabilities and there are many new possibilities for data displays. This new volume in the series Springer Handbooks of Computational Statistics gives an overview of modern data visualization methods, both in theory and practice. There are definitive chapters on modern graphical tools such as mosaic plots, parallel coordinate plots and linked views. There are chapters dedicated to graphical methodology for particular areas of statistics, for example Bayesian analysis, genomic data and cluster analysis, as well as chapters on software for graphics. Specialists from all over the world have contributed papers on their areas of expertise.

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Making Sense of Data II

Making Sense of Data II
The Making Sense of Data series fills a current gap in the market for easy-to-use books for non-specialists that combine advanced data mining methods, the application of these methods to a range of fields, and hands-on tutorials. Making Sense of Data II: A Practical Guide to Data Visualization, Advanced Data Mining Methods, and Applications offers a comprehensive collection of advanced data mining methods coupled with tutorials for applications in a range of fields including business and finance. This book is appropriate for students and professionals in the many different disciplines involving making decisions from data.

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Paperback, Yahoo! Web Analytics: Tracking, Reporting, and Analyzing for Data-driven Insights

Paperback, Yahoo! Web Analytics: Tracking, Reporting, and Analyzing for Data-driven Insights

Yahoo! Web Analytics teaches readers how to collect data, report on that data, and derive useful insights using Yahoo! s free Web analytics tool . This detailed resource from Yahoo! s Director of Data Insights discusses the why of Web analytics as well as the how while revealing secrets and tricks not documented elsewhere. The thorough book also offers step-by-step instructions and advanced techniques on everything from using data collection groupings to creating compelling data visualizations. It s a must-read for all analytics professionals and those who want to be.

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Paperback, Practical IDL Programming: Creating Effective Data Analysis and Visualization Applications

Paperback, Practical IDL Programming: Creating Effective Data Analysis and Visualization Applications

Increasingly, scientists and engineers must quickly and efficiently analyze and visualize extremely large sets of data. Interactive Data Language, IDL, was designed to address just this need. A popular data analysis and visualization programming environment, IDL is used worldwide by scientists and engineers in fields as diverse as the physical sciences, medical physics, and engineering test and analysis.In Practical IDL Programming, Liam E. Gumley provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of procedural programming in IDL. He presents concise information on how to develop IDL programmers that are well structured, reliable, and efficient. The example programs in the book demonstrate key concepts and provide functionality that can be applied immediately. In addition, the book offers readers practical tips and advice on IDL programming, which they would otherwise discover only after years of experience.While only modest prior programming experience is assumed, readers with experience in any procedural langu

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Student’s Solutions Manual for Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications

Student's Solutions Manual for Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications

Widely known for incorporating interesting, relevant, and realistic applications, this text offers many real applications citing current data sources. There are a wide variety of opportunities for use of technology, allowing for increased visualization and a better understanding of difficult concepts. MyMathLab, a complete online course, will be available with this text. For the first time, a comprehensive series of lectures on video will be available.

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Security Data Visualization

Security Data Visualization
Information overload. If you’re responsible for maintaining your network’s security, you’re living with it every day. Logs, alerts, packet captures, and even binary files take time and effort to analyze using text-based tools – and once your analysis is complete, the picture isn’t always clear, or timely. And time is of the essence.

Information visualization is a branch of computer science concerned with modeling complex data using interactive images. When applied to network data, these interactive graphics allow administrators to quickly analyze, understand, and respond to emerging threats and vulnerabilities.

“Security Data Visualization” is a well-researched and richly illustrated introduction to the field. Greg Conti, creator of the network and security visualization tool RUMINT, shows you how to graph and display network data using a variety of tools so that you can understand complex datasets at a glance. And once you’ve seen what a network attack looks like, you’ll have a better understanding of its low-level behavior – like how vulnerabilities are exploited and how worms and viruses propagate.

You’ll learn how to use visualization techniques to: Audit your network for vulnerabilities using free visualization tools, such as AfterGlow and RUMINT See the underlying structure of a text file and explore the faulty security behavior of a Microsoft Word document Gain insight into large amounts of low-level packet data Identify and dissect port scans, Nessus vulnerability assessments, and Metasploit attacks View the global spread of the Sony rootkit, analyze antivirus effectiveness, and monitor widespread network attacks View and analyze firewall and intrusion detectionsystem (IDS) logs

Security visualization systems display data in ways that are illuminating to both professionals and amateurs. Once you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll understand how visualization can make your response to security threats faster and more effective

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Righteous Intent

Righteous Intent

In the year 2047, Mitchell Hughes, a visually impaired divorced schoolteacher with two young children, is on trial for murder. The only eyewitness to the murder is a poly-gig micro-tronic computer chip implanted deep within the brain of every United States citizen. This computerized chip implant is known as the DuoDrite. The DuoDrite chip implant is engineered as the first transmitter and receiver for communications and entertainment, replacing personal computers, global positioning systems, cellular telephones, and home entertainment devices. The DuoDrite technology is the sole interface to the Internet and is simply accessed by thought and visualization in the mind’s eye. Since the DuoDrite chip implant’s first conception in 2015, government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, discovered its uses as a measure to protect national security. The Memory Data File, or MDF, is the primary tool used by law enforcement. Once a crime is committed, the DuoDrite chip immediately transfers the MDF of the crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Mitchell Hughes is accused by his very own MDF of a capital crime. It is up to Mitchell’s defense attorney, Claire Evans, a woman secretly in love with her client, to save him from the clutches of a diabolical conspiracy. Mitchell Hughes discovers that he is cursed with a defect in his DuoDrite chip implant. Will Mitchell be able to overcome the defect and use the technology that he has denounced for his own preservation?

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