Data visualization

We at LibertyAces emphasise simplicity and clarity in everything we do, which is a significant part of our approach to data visualisation.

The first graph shows the traditional way of displaying router outputs. Every line represents one router and its speed during days and weeks. The data looks chaotic and confusing, and so there is not much decipherable information in the display. This type of system is sufficient only as long as the number of routers remains low. As soon as it’s tasked to display more than twenty metrics, it leads to the mess as shown in the graph below. 

Simpler is better. 

As depicted in the char below, every “Candle”, as we call these router outputs, shows each router’s speed over any given time period. The thicker part of the Candle shows the highs and lows of the router’s average speed fluctuation, and the thin lines running out of the candles indicate the absolutes. The horizontal line inside the candle shows the router’s average speed. 

This type of display provides us with the opportunity to class routers in different clusters, to see low- or high-speed routers with minimal or severe fluctuation. This system eliminates the chaos and unnecessary complexity of traditional data visualisation and provides the most clear and useful data close to hand.