Title image Spring 2018

Final Project

Due May 11, 2018

The final project is to develop novel visualizations or undertake an analysis of a selected data set. You can customize your code, as needed. Ideally, your project should include at least one visualization and at least one analysis, but you can focus on one area more than the other.


  1. Create any visualizations you identified in your final project design. Test them with people outside your group and, ideally, with the provider of the data set.
  2. Undertake any analyses you identified in your final project design.
  3. On the same wiki page as your project design start your report with a large title after the design proposal. Follow the format below.

    • An abstract of no more than 300 words that describes the data set and your work with it.
    • A problem statement, clearly describing the data set, its source, and the main problems for which you are developing data analyses and visualizations.
    • A methods section describing the visualization and analysis tools/methods you used.
    • A results section, showing the visualizations and analysis results.
    • A discussion section that evaluates the results, evaluates whether they make sense, and discusses potential sources of noise or other errors/biases in the data or analysis process.
    • A summary/conclusion section that highlights the important results and concludes the writeup.


No formal extensions for the final project. Doing more extensive visualizations or analyses will get you a higher grade.


See above.


Put all of your code and your data sets on the Courses server in your project9 directory. We want to be able to run your experiments.