Animations can add considerable insight to any data analysis and communicate quite effectively the story that the data is telling. This MLHub package illustrates animations that demonstrate the effectiveness of dynamic visual communications.
The sports animation used here is based on Victor Yu's example code posted to Twitter with the code shared also on Twitter. The data come from the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF.
Visit the github repository for more details: https://github.com/gjwgit/animate
To install mlhub:
$ pip3 install mlhub
To install and configure the pre-built model:
$ ml install animate $ ml configure animate
$ ml demo animate ================= Animated Graphics ================= We illustrate the use of animations to add more interest and insight to the graphics we can produce in R. This adds to the narrative that we are telling through the data and is a fundamental tool for the Data Scientist to communicate that narrative. Press Enter to continue on to a sports analytics example: ================ Sports Analytics ================ This animation is based on code shared by Victor Yu on Twitter, 9 November 2018. See the README on github for details. Credit to Victor for sharing this great example. Please wait whilst we generate 100 frames for the animation. Frame 100 (100%) Finalizing encoding... done! Press Enter to view the generated animation:
Close the graphic window using Ctrl-w. Press Enter to continue on to view a smoother animation: ================================= More Frames => Smoother Animation ================================= This pre-built (large) image with more frames will generally deliver a better experience. The animated gif will take longer to load, since it is quite a bit larger. It was generated with 800 frames rather than the 100 above. The end result is a much smoother animation (at least on local machines). Press Enter to display the animation:
Close the graphic window using Ctrl-w. Press Enter to finish this demonstration: Thank you for exploring the 'animate' package.