We've been a fan of the dashbroad approach for a long time because dashboard graphics can give readers a quick snapshot of multiple sets of dynamic data. Charley Kyd, who studied journalism some years back, has developed a nifty plug-and-play package — Dashbroad Kit #1 — to generate these. And below is a recent and relevant posting from Jorge Camoes that gives us some good tips on the topic.
10 tips to improve your Excel dashboard
Posted: 26 Jan 2008 06:42 PM CST
Marylaine Block's always informative “Neat New Stuff” [Neat New Stuff I Found This Week at http://marylaine.com/neatnew.html] tipped us to the DataWeb site and its interesting tool, the Data Feret (or “dataferet”).
“TheDataWeb is a network of online data libraries that the DataFerrett application accesses the data through. Data topics include, census data, economic [...]
Today, literally hundreds of square kilometers of Southern California — Los Angeles to San Diego — are burning. Some very alert newspapers and radio stations, though, are using Google Maps and a program called Twitter (www.twitter.com) to update the maps on a regular basis. A good example, I think, of applied tools of analytic [...]
We've long been intrigued with Benford's Law and its potential for Analytic Journalism. Today we ran across a new post by Charley Kyd that explains both the Law and presents some clear formulas for its application.
An Excel 97-2003 Tutorial:
Use Benford's Law with Excel To Improve Business Planning Benford's Law addresses an [...]