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Omnigram Explorer: A Simple Interactive Tool for the Initial Exploration of Complex Systems

Tim Taylor, Alan Dorin, Kevin Korb
2015
Abstract

We describe the design of Omnigram Explorer (OMG), an open-source tool for the interactive exploration of relationships between variables in a complex system. OMG is designed to help researchers gain a holistic, qualitative understanding of the relationships between variables in their data at a preliminary stage of analysis; such exploration might highlight interactions that warrant further quantitative investigation using other tools. We illustrate OMG’s use on real-world data, and also describe its potential as a tool for communication to non-specialists.

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Taylor, T., Dorin, A., & Korb, K. (2015). Omnigram Explorer: A Simple Interactive Tool for the Initial Exploration of Complex Systems. In P. Andrews, L. Caves, R. Doursat, S. Hickinbotham, F. Polack, S. Stepney, … J. Timmis (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL 2015) (pp. 381–388). https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch068

BibTeX

@inproceedings{taylor2015omnigram,
  author = {Taylor, Tim and Dorin, Alan and Korb, Kevin},
  title = {Omnigram Explorer: A Simple Interactive Tool for the Initial Exploration of Complex Systems},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL 2015)},
  year = {2015},
  editor = {Andrews, Paul and Caves, Leo and Doursat, Ren\'{e} and Hickinbotham, Simon and Polack, Fiona and Stepney, Susan and Taylor, Tim and Timmis, Jon},
  pages = {381--388},
  publisher = {{MIT} Press},
  doi = {10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch068},
  category = {conference},
  keywords = {omnigram, visualisation}
}

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