Bookmarks for March 20th through March 23rd

These are my links for March 20th through March 23rd:

  • 20 Fresh JavaScript Data Visualization Libraries – There are plenty of JavaScript libraries out there for rendering your otherwise plain and boring numerical data into beautiful, interactive, and informative visualizations. The beauty of using JavaScript for data visualization is that, if created correctly, your data will be highly accessible (usually via HTML tables). A long time ago (2008), I wrote about JavaScript solutions for graphing and charting data and this article revisits the topic with twenty more JavaScript libraries that you can use to bring your data to life.
  • Function Point Analysis – The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to Function Point Analysis and its application in non-traditional computing situations. Software engineers have been searching for a metric that is applicable for a broad range of software environments. The metric should be technology independent and support the need for estimating, project management, measuring quality and gathering requirements. Function Point Analysis is rapidly becoming the measure of choice for these tasks.
  • Interactive visualization of Mixture of Gaussians, the Law of Total Expectation, and the Law of Total Variance – The laws of total expectation and variance hold for any probability distribution, but are illustrated here with a Gaussian mixture, which is amenable to a nice visual decomposition.<br />
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    This demo probably needs Firefox or Chrome to work.
  • Top 10 uncracked codes – Although the internet has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry in creating and cracking codes, crypologists have yet to solve some of the oldest riddles.
  • StockTwits – StockTwits® is an open, community-powered idea and information service for investments. Users can eavesdrop on traders and investors, or contribute to the conversation and build their reputation as savvy market wizards. The service takes financial related data and structures it by stock, user, reputation, etc.
  • Mathematics VSI: Further Reading – On this website I have written several mathematical discussions, informal but mostly aimed at a more experienced audience than the projected audience for Mathematics VSI. (I had in mind first-year mathematics undergraduates at Cambridge.) A full index appears here . In the not too distant future, I shall write some less advanced material, and also recommend other websites.

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