Chapter 4. From Data to Graphs

The previous chapters discussed the building blocks of visualization. We discussed some of the most common data sources. The discussion showed what kind of information the log files contain and what the differences are between the different data sources. We then looked at graphical representations of data. The graph selection process then helped choosing the right graph for the data and use-case at hand.

This chapter brings the previous ones together and shows the steps involved in successfully transforming textual data into graphical representations. It introduces a process that helps you to systematically define your problem, choose the data needed, transform the data, and finally arrive at a graphical representation ...

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