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Discovering Meaning in Baseball Statistics Through Information Visualization

by Andy Cox

Published July 1, 2006 in Technology

We humans are visual creatures. Thus, any tool that might improve our capacity to understand large datasets through visual display of information patterns deserves our attention. After defining and describing infovis (“information visualization”) systems and their principles, Andy Cox presents applications he has developed, using Retrosheet data and other large-scale datasets, to demonstrate the utility of infovis for rapid summarizing, analyzing, filtering, and understanding baseball data and their interrelationships.

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