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Computer analysis

The primary goal of graphical visualisation is to make complex data more accessible and understandable, allowing viewers to explore connections that may not be apparent when viewing complex data sets.

Graphical visualisations are generated using computer algorithms and software. They can also be developed online, meaning that they can be shared worldwide extremely quickly. Due to their effectiveness in simplifying large-scale numerical data, graphical visualisations are often used in industries such as science, business and economics.

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2017 Wellcome Image Award winner: #breastcancer Twitter connections 
Credit: Eric Clarke, Richard Arnett and Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland