How to use the visualizations’ features on my test-site

For my MA-Project I have been experimenting with Bokeh, in order to do some very nice data visualizations. However, some friends noted that it was not completely intuitive what you could do with them. So here are some quick hints on all the integrated features.

  1. The first thing you need to know, is that whenever you hover over any glyph you will find more information about it. If this bothers you, you can always deactivate the function by deselecting it (see image below).3-hover
  2. The second thing that might come on handy is the resize function with which you can change the size of the viz. All you need to do is to select the resize icon (which is like a tiny square) Resizeand another icon with two arrows in opposite directions will appear on the bottom right of the viz. Grab that icon and drag it into the desired size.
    Resize function
  3. You might be a bit overwhelmed with all the available information, so if you want to focus on one section, use the box zoom tool (the icon looks like a little magnifying glass). BoxZoomOnce you’ve selected it, you will be able to define a rectangular selection region by clicking and then dragging your mouse or finger.2-box-selection
  4. If you want to go back to the way things were, just click on the reset buttonreset
  5. My first two visuals (the members‘ and associations co-occurrence matrices) are colour and alpha-coded, red and strong tones denote higher values, red and light tones are for middle-high values; blue and strong, for middle-low; and finally the light-blue glyphs represent the smallest values. Null is always white.

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