Visualizing data that doesn’t exist

By the way, I have a new way of thinking about Graph Sketcher (my software project): visualizing information about the future.

Lots of software lets you plot out data that you already have. But can you think of any applications that let you plot out data that you don’t have? At first glance, most people seem to find this whole notion crazy. But every day people need to make decisions about the future, based on very uncertain information. A lot of the time, it is overkill to fool around with formal predictive models, because the whole thing is so uncertain anyway. But at the same time it’s very helpful to visualize what you do and do not know. Hence: just sketch it in with Graph Sketcher.

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  1. On the importance of models said,

    December 29, 2015 @ 3:17 pm

    […] reminds me of a similar point I madeĀ in 2008, about Graph […]

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