•   about 8 years ago

Clarification on Data Visulization Rules ( What can't we use )


Are we only allowed to use the Bluemix visualization tools, which have limiting customization ability, for the app or we combine it with interactive libraries like D3.js and so on? I have done my analysis using Big R and some data visualizations on Bluemix with BigSheets but I was hoping I could hoping to use libraries like D3.js that allow for more customization for the final submission.



  •   •   about 8 years ago

    The rules do not explicitly state that it requires the Bluemix visualization tools.

    "The Application must be hosted publicly on the web, include clickable and interactive features that work in a desktop or mobile web browser, and must function as depicted in the video (described below in Section 4C) and/or expressed in the text description."

  • Manager   •   about 8 years ago

    Hi ceseale,

    Thanks for your question! Robcamp is correct that the rules do not require you to use Bluemix visualization tools for your web app.

    Basically, the deliverable is two-fold. You are required to use Analytics for Hadoop to analyze one or more datasets included in the curated list of datasets on the Data page OR meeting the data size, content, and licensing requirements described on the Data page. The total size of the Datasets analyzed must be between 500MB - 7GB in size.

    Once you've completed your analysis, you must create an interactive data visualization to represent your findings. (This visualization should be hosted online and will serve as your submitted software, but does is not required to use Bluemix visualization tools.) To assist the judges in understanding your analysis and findings, you'll also need to submit a text description and demo video that walk through the your data visualization and explain the insights gathered from the data and the process and method used in order to reach that insight, including the tools and algorithms used.


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