[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoG 2011: Reg Zoom-search idea
ammaryasir.88 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 13:43:29 CEST 2011
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Piotr Przybylski <piotr.prz at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2011/3/29 Ammar Yasir <ammaryasir.88 at gmail.com>:
> > On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
> >> Ammar Yasir a écrit :
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> >
> >> > I had a doubt (it might be silly but I thought I should ask). One
> >> > important feature of such a data visualization system is that it
> >> > not create confusion or represent something that the data is not.
> >> > Consider the movie database example, when a user sees a plot of
> >> > vs year / genre vs lanuage, a lot of data points will overlap. So a
> >> > lot of data will be hidden from the user at the first sight. What will
> >> > user make out of it? I know we handle such conditions by providing all
> >> > the data instances when he clicks on the point but a user might not go
> >> > that far. If he is not able to understand the initial plot he might
> >> > continue further ( like not zoom in/click data point). I am just a
> >> > little concerned about the usability part and not the functionality.
> >> I don't think that the plot contains all that. In the example I have
> >> seen, the X axis contained "year of release" and the Y axis was for
> >> "popularity level from 1 to 9".
> > No I am saying that a lot of movies will have same year of release and
> > popularity. Those movie points will overlap on the 2D space, what then?
> One solution is to allow for adding random jitter to point coordinates
> in order to scatter them around their real position, like it's done
> for scatter plots in RapidMiner (, last screenshot).
>  http://rapid-i.com/content/view/9/199/
Yes, probably or like collisions resolution in hashing. I'll think on it
I've submitted my proposal, hoping to get some feedback. Is it okay if we
concentrate more on a stable,usable product than implement many advanced
functionality? Because here it seems to be the case where we can add a lot
of statistics into the system.
> Piotr Przybylski
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