The book "R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics" authored by Jared P. Lander covers the R programming language and how to use it for data analytics and visualizations. InfoQ spoke with Jared about the R programming language, book, and big data analytics and visualization.
To help the user understand what they are seeing, developers often turn to bar and pie charts. But that only works for discrete data; when at the links between data other tools come into play. We asked Alexander Smirnov, creator of GraphX, to explain what graph visualization is and how it can be used.