Over at the Wall Street Journal, Ben Rooney writes that Tableu software is making Big Data more accessible by putting sophisticated and powerful data visualization tools into the hands of anyone comfortable using a spreadsheet.
Cognitive bias is a problem for smart people. You start with this presumption that the world looks like, The smarter you are the faster you do that because that is what being smart is, forming conclusions from data,” he said. “But the problem is that sometimes you can be really wrong. If you can use data, and particularly if you can visualize that data, then you can test your theories.”
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