Polaris: A System for Query, Analysis and Visualization of Multi-dimensional Relational Databases

The paper by Chris Stolte and Pat Hanrahan describes the Polaris data visualization in more detail and talks about how Polaris is in response to the large amount of accumulated data in aim to present it effectively. This paper did an exceptional job at using the figures to enhance the information provided textually. Types of graphics are divided into three families: ordinal-ordinal, ordinal-quantitative, quantitative-quantitative. It was awesome to see background ideas that went into Polaris (aka Tableau). I think Tableau turned out super cool and it’s awesome to see where it started from. I wish I wasn’t sick last week and was able to read this before starting my Tableau assignment. Reading this paper solidified my assumptions made while working with Tableau for assignment 1.

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