Internet Perception Tools For The United Societies
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Data aggregation is any process in which information is gathered and expressed in a summary form, for purposes
such as statistical analysis. A common aggregation purpose is to get more information about particular groups based
on specific variables such as age, profession, or income.
Data visualization or is viewed by many disciplines as a modern equivalent of visual communication. It involves the
creation and study of the visual representation of data, meaning “information that has been abstracted in some
schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information”.
A primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots
and information graphics. Numerical data may be encoded using dots, lines, or bars, to visually communicate a
quantitative message. Effective visualization helps users analyze and reason about data and evidence. It makes
complex data more accessible, understandable and usable. Users may have particular analytical tasks, such as
making comparisons or understanding causality, and the design principle of the graphic (i.e., showing comparisons or
showing causality) follows the task. Tables are generally used where users will look up a specific measurement, while
charts of various types are used to show patterns or relationships in the data for one or more variables.
Data visualization is both an art and a science. It is viewed as a branch of descriptive statistics by some, but also as a
grounded theory development tool by others. Increased amounts of data created by Internet activity and an
expanding number of sensors in the environment are referred to as “big data” or Internet of things. From Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia!
Data aggregation and visualization combined gives a user an excellent metric perception of a network!!!