Here we ask you to identify which tool was used to produce the following 18 charts: 4 were done with R, 3 with SPSS, 5 with Excel, 2 with Tableau, 1 with Matlab, 1 with Python, 1 with SAS, and 1 with JavaScript. The solution, including for each chart a link to the webpage where it is explained in detail (many times with source code included) can be found here. You need to be a DSC member to access the page with the solution: you can sign-up here.
How do you score? Would this be a good job interview question?
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You asked if this would be a good interview question. My question for you is what would the afternoon answer prove? An answer would show that one can differentiate color and styling among the many choices of visualisation.
Is it of prime importance to know how the look of Bokeh, plotly, ggplot, matplotlib , Tableau & Excel differ? As for an interview question I would prefer to hear: How can we improve the message being delivered? Or what are the strengths of these "initial" visualisations?
Based on the title of the article, I was actually expecting to the same data set cut with the various tools and a discussion of the merits/detriments of them (which I was VERY interested in reading) rather than a graphics pop quiz. That said, there are 2 apps I would add to this gallery: Microsoft Power BI and Esri Insights for ArcGIS.
I think it is a bad interview question. It tells me nothing about the candidate's skill using any of them.
I pretty much stick to R + JS for reproducibility, and Tableau for one-offs. It would certainly be a weird, unhelpful question if the prospect has no interest in other languages and can get the same results in their language(s) of choice.
Fun post and neat quiz - but I don't see any value of it as an interview question.
And the very talented Robert Allison has reproduced all 18 graphs in SAS. Check them out and the associated code in his blog post http://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/2016/12/20/graphs-comparin...
According to the 2016 Gartner BI report, Qlik and Microsoft BI are two of the top three visualization tools(the third is Tableau)...in your next report, can you consider included these also?.. I use Qlik ...and it has a lot of capability...
Great post. Most surprising, and in my opinion most valuable to know, is #12,
awsome visualization, I found www.chartexpo.com as promising javascript chart library. You can take look
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