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Game Data Analysis – Tools and Methods by Coupart Thibault

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Chapter 6. Data Visualization

In this chapter, we will see a very particular field of the data analysis that is the data visualization. Concretely, the topic covers a range of subjects larger than what you may expect at the first sight. According to Michael Friendly in Milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization, published in 2008, data visualization corresponds to the study and optimization of information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes of variables for the units of information. Globally, the biggest utility of data visualization is certainly to transform complex phenomenon into simple and comprehensible representations.

This chapter will try to list some ...

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