Junk Viz – When More is Less

There are examples of junk visualizations, and then there are examples of junk charts that just take your breath away.The Indian news portal, FirstPost.in, which describes itself as a "trusted guide to...
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OBIEE 11.1.1.7.131017 Bundle Patch Now Available

A new bundle patch for Oracle Business Intelligence became available last week. This is OBIEE Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.131017, and is available on the following platforms:HP-UX  ItaniumIBM AIX on POWER...
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HBR and Junk Charts

Even the best can get it wrong. Only sometimes though, one hopes.The venerable Harvard Business Review gets data visualizations horribly wrong. They have a post on Facebook where they contrast the costs...
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BI Mobile HD App 11.1.1.7

Finally got around to writing my long overdue post on the new BI Mobile HD app. To get on with it, without much ado, not to loiter, and all that... here goes.The new BI Mobile HD app, version 11.1.1.7.0.2094,...
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Creating your first app with the BI Mobile App Designer

While creating sophisticated mobile apps that provide a rich feature set takes time, expectedly, what is wonderful about the recently launched Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer is the fact...
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Introduction to the BI Mobile App Designer

Oracle launched a brand new addition to its Business Intelligence Mobile solution - BI Mobile App Designer, which lets you create stunning, interactive mobile apps, literally within minutes. Apps created...
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White spaces and Map Views

When working with Map Views, you can choose to collapse the map formats panel on the left.When you do that, the panel is hidden, but white space is displayed on either side of the map view, where the panel...
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OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 Bundle Patch Now Available

Over the weekend, and this does happen to be a long weekend in the US, on account of Labor Day in the US, Bundle Patch 11.1.1.6.12 for Oracle Business Intelligence was released, and is now available for...
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Using R to Unlock the Value of Big Data, by Mark Hornick

Using R to Unlock the Value of Big Data, by Tom Plunkett, Mark HornickThis is a brief (approximately 80 pages) introduction targeted at users with an intermediate-level exposure of R and who want...
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Lying with Charts – Global Warming Graph

Global warming is a serious yet controversial enough topic without bringing in bad data visualizations practices into it. The Wonkblog on the Washington Post has an article titled,...
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