16173Data visualization w/ Google Docs
- Mar 26, 2008I just saw a demo of Google's new integration of their gadgets with
their web-based spreadsheet tool -- very cool! For those interested in
data visualization, it creates a lot of opportunities.
"Google on Wednesday unveiled Gadgets for Spreadsheets in Google Docs,
allowing people to create graphical representations of data in
spreadsheets and publish them on Web sites.
For consumers, this means they have a dozen or so new ways to look at
data in their spreadsheets. Google has put up a gallery of specialty
gadgets to choose from. They include gadgets to display data on a pie
chart, map, time chart, funnel chart, Gantt chart, pivot table, and on
a heat map if it's geographical data. You can even create interactive
charts like those used by Google Finance and for motion charts.
These visuals can also be pushed out to appear on an iGoogle home page
or any other site and they will be dynamically updated as changes are
made to the spreadsheet."
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