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  • What this means is that data exposed via SPARQL on any server can be queried by any SPARQL client
Mar 11, 12

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  • Data visualization is effective because it shifts the balance between perception and cognition to take fuller advantage of the brain's abilities. Seeing (i.e visual perception) which is handled by the visual cortex located in the rear of the brain, is extremely fast and efficient. We see immediately, with little effort. Thinking (i.e. cognition), which is handled primarily by the cerebral cortex in the front of the brain, is much slower and less efficient. Traditional data sensemaking and presentation methods require conscious thinking for almost all of the work. Data visualization shifts the balance toward greater use of visual perception, taking advantage of our powerful eyes whenever possible
  • science of perception
  • Gestalt principles of perception

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  • The “scientific method” of testing hypotheses by statistical analysis stands on a flimsy foundation
  • Even when performed correctly, statistical tests are widely misunderstood and frequently misinterpreted.

  • "For the past 30 years, computer performance has been driven by Moore's Law; from now on, it will be driven by Amdahl's Law
  • functional languages are finally becoming mainstream by filling the multi-core niche

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  • from a practical perspective is there's more data being generated than just for your request
  • There's more data being generated than a single researcher could possibly ever hope to get their head wrapped around

  • the future is concurrency
  • To exploit true concurrency, these basic bioinformatic programs will need to be rewritten from the ground u
  • There are in fact languages designed to do concurrency easily

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