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September 2007

Title: Canadian Census and Privacy:Historically speaking, the census represents us

ERIC SAGER

Special to Globe and Mail Update

September 12, 2007 at 1:53 AM EDT

In Canada, census releases are no dreary catalogue of numbers. They spark debate and fuel conversation about the country. Statistics Canada has released the results of the 2006 census on marital status, families and housing, and we're at it again. So important is the census that we debate not only its findings, but also access to its content. The latter debate, decades old, has resurfaced again in 2007. Let me explain why.

Data analysis as performance art

Data analysis as performance art is the title of a posting on Jon Udell's blog where he introduces a really nicely done screencast comparing local and national crime data using ManyEyes, the online visualization software hosted by IBM.

I found the screencast, Crime in New Hampshire: Exploring the data, interesting for several reasons:
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