Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1637 closed task (wontfix)

Explore new visualizations of by-country and network data

Reported by: karsten Owned by: karsten
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Description

Most, if not all, our current graphs are time plots that have some metric on the y axis, time on the x axis, and possibly some classification encoded as colors. We could explore new visualizations that can help understand our data better. Examples are (1) political world maps with some metric encoded as color, e.g., relation of bridge users to recurring users to visualize requirement for circumvention; there are packages in R (and maybe ggplot2) that can be used to draw world maps. For an example of a web site visualizing Tor relays in maps, see http://www.dianacht.de/torstat/karten.html (cached: http://freehaven.net/~karsten/volatile/dianacht-torstat-karten-2010-06-11.pdf). Another example of a new visualization of Tor data is (2) Circos (http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/circos/), "a software package for visualizing data [...] in a circular layout, making it ideal for visualizing relationships between objects or positions."

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by karsten

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2076370/most-underused-data-visualization (first answer, using heat maps) might also be a useful visualization for our time series data.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by arma

Wonder how tough it would be to get dianacht to use a geocity db rather than geocountry db.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by karsten

Owner: changed from Karsten to karsten
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by karsten

Component: MetricsAnalysis

Assigning this ticket to Analysis (and not Metrics Website), because we first have to identify useful visualizations before we can implement them in the metrics website. Also, maybe some of the new visualizations only make sense for manual analyses and not for the website.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by karsten

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Nice to dream about, but c'mon. If someone wants to write better visualizations of metrics data, they're welcome to do so. Closing.

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