New data science method makes charts easier to read at a glance

Researchers have developed a new method — ‘Pixel Approximate Entropy’ — that measures the complexity of a data visualization and can be used to develop easier to read visualizations. ‘In fast-paced settings, it is important to know if the visualization is going to be so complex that the signals may be obscured. The ability to quantify complexity is the first step towards automatically doing something about this.’