Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:13:58 -0700
Reply-To: Stephen McDaniel <stephen@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US>
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From: Stephen McDaniel <stephen@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US>
Subject: Re: Data visualisation and exploration software
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I really like JMP (from SAS, download a 30 day eval if you like.) JMP is
the newly "official" product for data visualization, of course, it also has
a huge array of stat capabilities and is oriented towards engineering
Tableau is also pretty good and also has an eval available for free I
Finally, graphs are much easier in EG than writing the code (minutes rather
than hours to get it the way you want it with the point and click) and there
is an add-in task for EG 4.1 that allows basic interactive graph
SAS Inisght, while somewhat powerful, is a bit dated and confusing to use
IMO. Much of it's capability was rolled into Enterprise Miner and expanded
somewhat in that product.
On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 5:58 AM, Phil Rack <PhilRack@minequest.com> wrote:
> Check out SAS/Insight.
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> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Tim
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> Subject: Data visualisation and exploration software
> I'd like to find a way of investigating and visualising patterns in
> data. A quick way of 'eyeballing' the data, if you like.
> As an example, I'd like to be able to throw some data into a routine,
> tell the routine which variables to use as x,y and z variables, and
> have the routine give me a 3-D representation of the data, and a way
> to rotate it, perhaps change the assigned variables.
> In short, I'd like to be able to do some qualitative exploratioin of
> the information to test my understanding of it before diving in and
> doing any analysis of the data.
> I've looked at the capabilities of SAS/GRAPH, but can't see anything
> that comes near to the degree of interactivity I'm thinking of.
> Has anyone got any methods that they've developed to use SAS products
> for this type of purpose? Or perhaps, suggestions for any other
> products to use for this?
> Tim Lawson