data visualization

In this post TCoffee and Code is back for another interesting conversation. Joining Jim McKeeth are his fellow Embarcadero MVPs Ian Barker, David Intersimone, and Marc Meumann of Steema Software to discuss everything about data visualizations, the importance of it, the components, tools, and libraries you can use for visualizations.

What is Data Visualization?

In this video, we will learn about the generality of Data visualizations and we will get to witness some live demonstrations using various components and libraries. David Intersimone, for instance, shares how a TEDtalk from Hans Rosling (the founder of Gapminder) inspired him in his data visualization journey. By using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. As Ian describes it, “data visualization is the art of taking something useful and making it beautiful”.

Visualization Components, Libraries, Tools, and Services

Along with this webinar, David I also provided a blog post summary that contains all the information, tools, and useful links about data visualizations. Generally, the webinar discusses how to visualize data and make it look good. They provide an extensive list of components and libraries you can use for data visualization. These include but are not limited to VCL, FireMonkey, TeeChart, Canvas for drawing, Python4Delphi, and more. The same thing goes with tools like Gapminder and other reliable sources of data (World Bank, US Census, etc.)

A Live Walkthrough of Visualizing Data

Interestingly, the webinar guides us through data visualization using a live demo. We’ll get to see Steema Software’s TeeChart library and the list of components it has to offer. They also give us a quick overview of Gapminder tools for data visualization including the interactive Bubble chart from Hans Rosling’s TEDtalk.

To learn more about data visualization, feel free to watch the webinar below.   

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