9.7 Further visualisation skills (optional)
This page expands on issues discussed in section 6.
If you ever want to create Trendalyzer-style visualisations using your own data, use a Google ‘Motion Chart’ gadget, either from within a Google spreadsheet, or via the Google Visualisation API.
The Trendalyzer/Google motion chart widget is also used as one of the visualisation tools provided as part of the Google Web analytics service. If you are interested in how the motion chart can be used in such a context, you can watch a demonstration video called Motion Charts in Google Analytics (it lasts just under three minutes):
With ever-increasing amounts of data being published, data-handling and visualisation skills, as well as knowledge of statistics, are becoming more and more important. To keep up with innovations in visualisations, the following blogs are well worth subscribing to: