Thanks for your comment. Listening to Ben speak last week was great and he lead a tour of 12 visualizations he put together using various data sets. You can see them on the CS website listed above. Once I get access to the data here I will play around with it. It may well be beyond my capability, but I will try.
All the best,
P.S. I will reach out to you offline.
Hi Remo, thank you for the reply and the interest. If I may, let me provide a link to the University of Maryland site that has a very popular (and free) program for treemapping - http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/ - I heard a presentation last week at the National Academy of Sciences from one of the professors who developed the software. He indicated that all that the program can work with CSV datasets. I thought to experiment with those files, but waiting to see if I get the IRB approval. You will likely be able to tell me if what I want to do is possible.
I hope this is not considered frivolous . Does anyone have any experience using a treemapping software such as was developed at the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science with the data contained here?
I wonder if the data would lend itself to data visualization as it with other data sets. I attended a presentation recently on data visualization and found that it can be a powerful way to present large amount of data in a meaningful way, particularly to the untrained observer.