Visualising “bigger data”

A technique for interactively visualising and exploring larger datasets. This code supports the blog post Seeing the wood for the trees.

Try the trelliscope interactivity on the left-side, and the rbokeh interactivity on the right-side of each panel. Change the grid to suit your device.  Please allow the app a moment to load.

The code behind the app


  1. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
  2. R Development Core Team (2008). R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing,
    Vienna, Austria. ISBN 3-900051-07-0, URL
  3. Trelliscope is a scalable, flexible, interactive approach to visualizing data (Hafen, 2013 <doi:10.1109/LDAV.2013.6675164>).