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Final Project Design

The final project is to develop novel visualizations and undertake an analysis of a selected data set. You can customize your code, as needed. You may work with a partner for this project. Use the lab time to identify a partner, if any, and to explore potential projects.


Data sets you can consider for this project include the following.

If you are using any of the specific data sets listed above, you can get them from the professor.

Once you have selected a data set, pick 1-3 questions that you want to answer using the data set. These questions can be observational, such as identifying relationships between variables, or they can be predictive, such as predicting a dependent variable from a set of independent variables. Consider what kinds of useful visualizations will be helpful in explaining the answers to the questions.

Selecting your questions should be done in consultation with the professor or the developer of the data set. For some data sets, the questions will have specific answers you can write programs to generate. In other cases, the questions will be answered by a program that lets the user interact with the data.

After selecting your questions, develop a plan of analysis that outlines the process and methods you will use to generate an answer. In some cases, this will involve simply using your analysis and visualization code. In other cases, it may involve designing code to create custom visualizations or analyses.

Write up your project design as a wiki page with the label cs251s17project9. This should be done by April 24th. When you are done with your design, then start executing your plan to complete the final project.