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Microsoft’s visual data explorer SandDance open sourced

Microsoft just open sourced their data exploration tool known as SandDance: For those unfamiliar with SandDance, it was introduced nearly four years ago as a system for exploring and presenting data using “unit visualizations.” Instead of aggregating data and showing the resulting sums as bar charts, SandDance shows every single row of a dataset (for datasets up to ~500K rows). It represents each of these rows as a mark that...

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US Census Bureau open source

It took forever and it's way overdue, but the United States Census Bureau has committed to an open source policy, which seems pretty sweet. Foster a community around Census data and tools by encouraging and responding to real-time feedback on how our data products are used by researchers, non-profit, and for profit organizations. Increase our organizational capacity to do more open source by delivering more Free and Open Source Software...

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