Friday, 3 August 2007

Visualisation of Boring Statistics

Jon Udell has been working on making public data more accessible. His interesting example of local crime statistics brought to mind an early example of crime hotspot mapping here in New Zealand ... apparently police stations are the source of crime. Jon even showed that crime moves with the police stations ! He is "thinking about ways to meld Python and Excel together more closely" You might like to try OpenOffice which supports Python directly. Unfortunately the current charting model still lets OpenOffice down.

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