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Grinnell’s Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL) helps students and faculty members integrate data analysis into research and classroom work.

In addition to software training and data-set preparation, the lab also provides experiential learning for student tutors; facilitates faculty workshops; helps students collect and analyze data; and offers classroom assistance including exercises, instruction assistance, and student workshops.

This website is dedicated to hosting interactive data visualizations and blogging on various data-related topics.  Currently, we have visualizations of graphs, maps, chord diagrams, and bubble charts.  We will continue to expand this collection to include cartograms and data relating to other subjects.

Further information about the DASIL blog can be found in the first blog post. If you are interested in submitting a blog post, please email