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CE_03C Sat, 8/8/2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM S-Grand Ballroom A
The Art and Science of Data Visualization Using R (ADDED FEE) — Professional Development Continuing Education Course
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is a well-known adage that explains why data visualization has been extremely popular in an age of cheap computers and large amounts of complex, high-dimensional data. Visualizations such as histograms, boxplots, and scatterplots are a key component of exploratory data analysis, which is taught in every introductory statistics course. However, modern data visualization goes well beyond these relatively simple tools all statisticians are accustomed to. Furthermore, creating effective visualizations for complex data requires knowledge of basic notions in cognitive psychology and graphic design that are not a standard part of most statistics or machine learning programs. The aim of this short course is to introduce participants to concepts such as pre-attentive processing, the hierarchy of visual cues and color perception, and how they can be used to create more effective visualizations. Although the concepts we discuss are generally applicable and software-independent, we demonstrate them using R and provide numerous examples of code participants will be able to adapt for their own purposes. Furthermore, the course is built around a large number of examples and case studies that illustrate both best and worst practices in visualization design.
Instructor(s): Abel Rodriguez, UC Santa Cruz

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