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Activity Number: 599 - Creating Interactive Graphics
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 3, 2017 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Graphics
Abstract #325516
Title: Beyond Axes: Simulating Systems with Interactive Graphics
Author(s): Sean Kross*
Companies: Johns Hopkins University

Thinking in the statistics community about computer graphics tends to be centered around illustrating statistical concepts like correlation and other general linear relationships between two or three variables. This approach to graphical modeling can be problematic since many real world systems are not reducible to a few variables, nor can the relationships between those variables be described simply by polynomials. Feedback loops are often present in systems, and illustrating feedback loops requires a flexible framework for creating user interactions. Currently the most widely available medium for interactive graphics is the web via Javascript. In this presentation we'll discuss some of the work that's been done for creating visualizations of these systems, including a new R package which binds together tidy datasets with the p5 javascript library.

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