[tor-dev] Scaling Tor Metrics, Round 2
karsten at torproject.org
Sat Dec 12 08:03:15 UTC 2015
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On 09/12/15 18:18, Spencer wrote:
>> Karsten Loesing: I'm not really worried about server load. At
>> least this hasn't been an issue with the current Metrics
>> There are indeed great visualizations out there
> If you know of anyone dedicating their life to dataviz, please
> point, as it seems David McCandless is the only one going this
> hard, and I am always on the look out for some fresh illness.
Ah, I wasn't referring to anyone specifically. I'm also a fan of
David McCandless' work and have his book on the shelf here. :) (Next
to the wonderful books of Edward Tufte and the great ggplot2 book of
>> having to go back to the server for each change ... is really
> I agree. However, given the challenges touched on so far, it seems
> that a reasonable resolution may be to select the data points and
> jump offline (or into some sandbox) and go to town on all kinds of
Can you elaborate on that?
>> Not if we want to build tools for more than a handful of people.
> It is unclear what you mean. Most devices can process the data, I
> presume, and usability is okay with using downloads in 'Work
> Offline' mode. I am not sure what issue you are referring to :(
> Though I am all for the one-stop-shop, it seems that a feed of all
> the updated data upon request, to be processed at will, might be a
> nice way to do this :)
> Food for thought.
It might well be that we're talking about different things. When you
said offline I was thinking of somebody downloading a tool, like a
Python script, to process data outside of the browser. That's what I
meant by building tools for a handful of people. I think if it
requires more than the browser, hardly anybody will use it.
But it seems you're talking about something different, right? Curious
to learn more.
All the best,
> Wordlife, Spencer
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