Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Statistics

Major

Statistics

First Advisor

Heike Hofmann

Abstract

The following describes a collection of software interfaces for data acquisition and visualization. All of these interfaces are freely available as extension packages to the R language and leverage web technologies to support accessible and portable data science workflows. The majority of this work (LDAvis, animint, and plotly) focuses on interactive visualization. These interfaces fall roughly into two categories: (1) domain-specific (LDAvis) and (2) general purpose tools for interactive data visualization (animint and plotly). More specifically, the LDAvis package produces an interactive visualization to aid interpretation of Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model output. The animint and plotly packages are more general, and both aim to make interactive web graphics a practically useful tool for common exploratory data analysis tasks.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-5044

Copyright Owner

Carson Sievert

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

302 pages

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