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Archive for October 2009

Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison = COOL

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Care of Flowing Data, Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison (STOC) is one of the coolest representations of the market I’ve seen. Although I can’t see anyone really trading on top of this visualization metaphor, it does make one think of how correlations and other parameters might be represented via animation.

STOC was built using Processing, a Java-based visualization IDE developed at MIT. I understand there are Scala and Javascript versions in development as well. The closest python equivalents I can think of are NodeBox and Mayavi. In any case, STOC has swerve. Respect.

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October 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

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Just saw this…

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October 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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Palantir Finance looks promising

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Garry (one of the Posterous founders), highlights the latest offering from Palantir – Palantir Finance. It looks like it has pretty powerful charting tools. I’ve signed up for an account and will report back once I’ve fiddled with it. Although his reference to a “Make Money” button is a little naive, I’m excited to explore the data exploration capabilities of this new tool (and, of course, whether there’s an API).

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October 1, 2009 at 11:56 am

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