Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. This interesting topic came to us from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “Data Visualization: Shuffling a Deck of Cards.

In this world of big data, data visualization tools and technologies are essential to analyze massive amounts of information and make data-driven decisions.

An interesting look at data visualization in this video looks at a simple yet complex set of data — where do each of the 52 cards in a deck go when they are shuffled and offers a compelling visualization based on a computer model. There’s also an examination of the efficacy of other shuffling methods.

It’s hard to think of a professional industry that doesn’t benefit from making data more understandable. Every STEM field benefits from understanding data—and so do fields in government, finance, marketing, history, consumer goods, service industries, education, sports, etc.

Melody K. Smith

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