Writing the book on data visualization


Like most things I come across, this started out as something completely different. A colleague sent me to Stephen Few's Web site about data visualization to highlight an example related to SAS.

While I was there though, I read this recent entry about IBM Visualization Data Explorer.

Back in the early 1990s, I worked with the IBM team at the TJ Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY. I was the technical writer who wrote the user manual and programming reference for Data Explorer. Now it turns out that the project has an open-source version; perhaps my words live on within this reincarnation of what was a very interesting project.


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Chris Hemedinger

Senior Manager, SAS Online Communities

+Chris Hemedinger is the manager of SAS Online Communities. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies.  He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.

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