I needed to create a series of diagnostic plots for a recent Data Mining project. I created the plots by hand using R — I say "by hand" to mean that I wrote a script to generate them, rather than using a tool such as Tableau. The reason is that the data for the plots came from the UCI Machine Learning Repository, and it just so happened that the particular datasets come bundled with the R standard library. :)
I recently needed to run some R code while inspecting a dataset in Tableau, and this post contains some notes & observations on the process of setting it up in OS X. A lot of these observations are also found in the excellent r-bloggers post linked here.
I have a love/hate relationship with Circos. I love the figures and plots that you can create with it, but I hate having to install it. We have machines that are not upgraded because someone somehow got it working on it, and we are afraid to have to go through the whole process of having to reinstall it. Its awful. Its great.