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Data Visualization

A Guide for Creating Great Vissualizations

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Data visualization is the practice of converting complex data into visual representations to make it easier for people to understand, interpret, and make informed decisions. This library guide will help you understand the basics of data visualization, its importance, and the different phases involved in creating effective visualizations.. 

1.1 Definition and Overview

Data visualization is the process of representing complex data and information through the use of visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps. It simplifies data interpretation by translating raw numbers into a format that is easier to understand and analyze. Data visualization allows users to quickly grasp essential insights, identify patterns and trends, and make informed decisions based on the information presented.