Friday Tech Talk: 'Plotly'
Friday Tech Talks are a forum for faculty and grad students to discuss experiences with a variety of technology. The focus of the series is to create conversation and communities of practice around different types of digital scholarship tools.
In the past, researchers have all but assumed that once data was generated, it would be assessed, analyzed and visualized properly. It is unclear whether this assumption was ever valid, but in the age of 'big data' it simply does not work in the face of massive, messy, multidimensional datasets. Additionally, advanced and interactive visualizations hold the promise of greater result reproducibility, clarity of message, provenance and generating data sets that researchers can assess/analyze on the fly instead of relying on static images. Best of all: there are many free advanced visualization software packages available to researchers. As an introduction to this topic, we will discuss advanced visualizations and use Plotly in Python (https://plot.ly/) to assess genetics data. All code and slide materials can be found in the parent GitHub repo: https://github.com/bjoyce3/Advanced_Visualization.
Presented by Blake Joyce of CyVerse and the BIO5 Institute.